CHICAGO (CBS) — Nicholas Brown, a senior at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, is an Eagle Scout on a mission to help those in need. He is collecting school supplies to give to the less fortunate.
The 17-year-old from Troop 609 has 50 merit badges to his credit.READ MORE: Plan For High-Rise Development Has Some Oak Park Residents Fired Up
He organized the supply drive as part of an Eagle Scout project. He has been involved with the organization from a very young age. His goal is to collect everything a student would need, ranging from notebooks to art supplies.READ MORE: ONLY ON 2: Mother Speaks After 7-Year-Old Griffith, Indiana Boy Was Run Over By Car; He Remains Hospitalized
Anyone who wants to drop off supplies can go to the Morgan Park Presbyterian Church parking lot at 2017 W. 110th Pl. in Chicago Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For those who cannot make the drop off times, Nicholas is also arranging to pick up donations from Tuesday through Friday. He can be reached at (773)322-7733 or firstname.lastname@example.org between Tuesday and Friday.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Frost Advisory Along And North Of I-88
The supplies will be given out at an upcoming back to school event at Sweet Holy Spirit Church at 8621 S. Chicago Ave.