The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana’s League Locker kicked off our fiscal year with an amazing $10,000 donation – the 2nd gift of this size in 2-years of school supplies from ACCO Brands Corporation. The supplies included in this donation are: Five Star 1 subject and 2 subject notebooks, Color Coded spiral notebooks, Angry Birds pencil pouches, accordion files, Five Star Flex Binders and Trapper Poly folders. “We are once again proud to support Junior League of Champaign-Urbana and the important work they do supporting teachers and students,” said Richard L. Nelson, Vice President, Corporate Communications, ACCO Brands.
Junior League Locker Chair Emily Donohoe stated, “We are again astounded by the generosity of ACCO brands’ $10,000 donation of school supplies to the Junior League Locker program this year. This donation makes it possible to help outfit Champaign and Urbana’s school children with the tools they need to succeed. We could not be more thankful!” Junior League Locker is a teacher supply store organized by the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana to provide free supplies to teachers in the Champaign and Urbana school districts. All classroom materials are provided at no cost, and are based on each school’s free and reduced lunch population. The supplies offered vary from typical school supplies, such as pens, pencils, composition books and crayons, to more unconventional supplies, such as copy paper, tote bags and toys for classroom treasure chests. Teachers are invited to shop once per quarter according to the school, thereby allowing teachers to secure materials at various times throughout the school year.
If you are a teacher in the Champaign and Urbana School districts and are wondering how many points you get to use at the JLCU League Locker, please contact our office at 217- 356-5880. In order to shop, teachers need only to bring their school ID and fill out a Supply Use Agreement*. (You must be present to shop. No one can shop on your behalf.) The shopping sessions can be found by clicking here, as well as through the CU Schools Foundation list serve.
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is committed to helping children in our community go to school ready to learn. Therefore, it is important that teachers are able to provide students with supplies that their parents might not be able to provide. During the 2013-2014 school year, Junior League Locker served 445 teachers and provided approximately $30,000 of supplies to the Champaign and Urbana school districts.