LAKE FOREST, Ill. (WLS) -- Fill A Heart 4 Kids plans to deliver over 50,000 backpacks filled with school supplies and toiletries to foster and homeless children in Cook and Lake counties.
"Project Smart" is a year-round initiative to help kids go to school prepared and confident, without feeling embarrassed.
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Annie McAveeney says some kids drop out of school from embarrassment for not having the items they need, like books, soap, deodorant, etc.
Anyone looking to sponsor a child or donate to the Lake Forest nonprofit can help in several ways, click here for more information.
School supplies needed for homeless, foster children in Lake, Cook counties
Fill A Heart 4 Kids is a Lake Forest nonprofit that runs Project Smart