CHICAGO HEIGHTS – State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D- Chicago Heights) hosted three back-to-school events over the past few weeks. Supported by business donations, these events provided school supplies to students throughout the area.

Sunday, Hutchinson teamed up with the city of Chicago Heights, as well as Rep. Anthony DeLuca, to help distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to students. This annual event at Chicago Heights City Hall also included free haircuts and dental examinations. Earlier in August, Hutchinson teamed up with Rep. Kate Cloonen to distribute backpacks at the Bourbonnais National Night Out celebration at Perry Farm and also in Hopkins Park.

“We need to make sure all of our students are prepared for class on day one,” Hutchinson said. “Thanks to generous donations from the business community and assistance from local officials, we were able to make sure that many students have the supplies they need for a successful school year.”

The events were made possible thanks to donations from Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Office Depot. Altogether, nearly 2,000 backpacks full of pens, pencils, crayons and other school supplies were distributed to local students.

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