Joseph A. Moore

Back-to-school resources for families in need

Back-to-school resources for families in need

You can bet your child's lunch money that a medium to extra-large size cardboard box has donned the front entrances of company offices, grocery stores and the like toward the end of summer.

The flier on this box likely featured floating primary colors and standard school associated objects, such as apples and rulers, all in an attempt to move you to donate school supplies.

This box, to be clear, is necessary and important for families in need of school supplies, especially in Chicago, where 80 percent of CPS students are economically disadvantaged.

The reality, though, is that...