Faraci.Essential Items Drive for Stuents.2024

CHAMPAIGN – In partnership with CU Schools Foundation, State Senator Paul Faraci is hosting an essential items drive to support local students and Champaign and Urbana public schools.

“CU Schools Foundation provides an amazing opportunity for the community to donate essential items like shoes, clothes, and backpacks,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “All of the items donated go to students in need, free of charge.”

Community members who wish to participate can view the list of items in need by visiting SenatorFaraci.com/Students.

The essential items drive will run from Tuesday, Jan. 30 through Friday, March 1. This is a great opportunity to provide direct support to local students without having to jump through any hoops.

"We created Operation Caring Closets to encourage our community to help support students with basic needs, so they can continue to come to school and learn alongside their peers,” said Kelly Hill, Executive Director for the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation.  "We appreciate Senator Faraci stepping up and helping us to get the word out about this simple opportunity to provide a hand up to our students in need."

For more information or any questions, call Faraci’s Champaign office at (217) 355-5252.