It’s that time again, school supplies for thousands of kids going back to school. Some parents are thrilled and some are sad to see the summer ending too soon.

Here at Threads, Hope and Love NFP, that means it’s time for us to come to you for help. We are serving 2,700 families in Central Illinois now and the mission is so busy. As more and more people struggle to make ends meet, we are here for them to keep clothing on their growing children and supply them with dozens of other needs. Keeping children dressed in properly fitting clothing that looks nice cuts down on bullying. One of the biggest needs this time of year is school supplies.

If you live paycheck to paycheck like so many of us do, school fees, school supply lists and clothes for fall are a tremendous stress in the family. What we are asking, please, please consider helping these families in Tazewell and Woodford Counties. We are in need of any and all school supplies from tissues to calculators and everything in between. Threads is already getting several calls a day from parents worrying about how they are going to pay for all of the school needs.

If you are able to help us help others in this very important way, you may drop off supplies on our donation days Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Or if you would like us to pick up our own supplies as we see what the biggest needs are, you may drop off a check (with school supplies in the memo line), cash or Walmart gift cards. If you would like to mail a check, please send it to Threads, Hope & Love   PO Box 52, Washington, IL 61571. Our physical address for drop-offs is 121 Zinser Place, Washington.

Threads, Hope and Love appreciates the support from our wonderful community in Washington. Thank all of you that keep this mission of all volunteers with a strong supply of very nice clothing, linens, toys, house wares and so many other things so we are able to serve hundreds of people four times each month. Bless you.

Any questions, feel free to call Cindy Shuford 309-303-0205.

Threads, Hope and Love staff