People’s Resource Center Conducts School Supplies Drive for DuPage Children


For additional information:
Carl Alston
Marketing & Communications Manager
630.384.1355 (office)
630.202.8294 (mobile)

Donations are being accepted today through Friday, July 30.

WHEATON, Ill. July 20, 2021 — People’s Resource Center (PRC) plans to provide school supplies to 1,000 low-income DuPage County students through its Back to School Supply Drive. Each year, with generous donations from the community, PRC is able to provide everything from backpacks to spiral notebooks to students at no cost.

PRC volunteers at 2020 Back to School Drive
Volunteers sort backpacks prior to drive-through distribution at the 2020 Back to School Drive at DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton.

PRC seeks the help of DuPage County residents to reach its goal. A list of needed school supplies can be found on the PRC website at Area businesses, churches, etc. are invited to host a Back to School Drive to benefit PRC. DuPage County neighbors in need of school supplies can sign up on the same web page.

Donations of school supplies are being accepted at PRC’s Wheaton location: 201 S. Naperville Road and at the Westmont location: 104 Chestnut Avenue. In addition, donations can be made via PRC’s online wish lists through Amazon, Target and Walmart. The wish lists (links on the PRC website) allow individuals to shop online and have materials delivered directly to PRC. Cash donations also help and can be made on the PRC website.

“PRC’s Back to School program is one of my favorites,” says Tonya Latson, PRC’s Director of Social Services. “Similar to last year, our modified drive-thru model will enable us to safely provide 1,000 children with school supplies with the generous support of our neighbors. I’m so glad we are able to continue to connect families with the supports they need.”

Call PRC at 630-682-5402 with questions.


ABOUT PRC: For 46 years, Peoples Resource Center (PRC) has greeted neighbors from all walks of life with dignity, respect and compassion. With a team of over 2,700 volunteers, PRC responds to basic human needs to create a future of hope and opportunity for DuPage residents. PRC offers basic needs assistance, educational programs and personalized services to meet people where they are, and provide tools needed for success. To learn more about how PRC makes a difference, visit