How to Help

How to Help

The Fight Against Poverty Begins with Education


Removing barriers for students experiencing homelessness by providing basic needs is essential to their well-being. 


Please consider donating the following items to support our students in need.


  • Blankets 
  • Pillows 
  • Laundry Detergent (Small containers please)
  • Mesh Laundry bags
  • Bath Towels
  • Hair dryers
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner (Two in one / three in one)
  • Body Lotion
  • Hats, gloves, scarves for boys/men / women
  • Grocery Bags (reusable and plastic)
  • Gift cards for food or gas


For sanitary reasons we cannot accept donations of used items




Consider making a financial contribution to support Project Access students.100% of funds donated to Project Access go directly to students experiencing homelessness. These funds are used exclusively for needs that students and families have that there are no other resources such as replacement birth certificates, band/orchestra instruments & band field trips/extracurricular activities, senior activities, clothing and equipment for school sports,Tier 3 MTSS supports for families, etc. These funds are tracked through individual forms filled out for each expense and submitted to the U-46 Financial department. No donated money is ever used for administrative costs.



If you have any questions or wish to make a financial contribution, please contact:


Maggie Schroeder – Project Access Coordinator

847-888-5000 x 6765


Patricia Briones – Project Access Coordinator (bilingual)

847-888-5000 x 6768