Catholic Charities of Coles, Douglas and Edgar Counties will be supplying backpacks with new school supplies to children attending grade school in Mattoon. The Salvation Army will be supplying school supplies to students attending Mattoon Middle School or Mattoon High School.
In order to qualify, children must qualify for the free or reduced lunch plan and must register. Registration for the supplies will take place at The Salvation Army, located at 1300 Richmond Ave., July 20th – July 31st between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can also register at Catholic Charities, located at 4217 Dewitt, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 21st – July 31st.
Proof of guardianship or a medical card will be required at both locations. If the student is already getting supplies from ERBA or some other program, they will not qualify for this program. Contact Catholic Charities at 235-0420 or Salvation Army at 234-3915 with any questions.