The Douglas County East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation, or ECKAN, has begun accepting applications for its annual program that provides school supplies to children in need.
The agency provides school supplies to Douglas County public school children whose household incomes fall at or below 185 percent of federal poverty guidelines.
A family of two earning $27,990.50 would qualify, as would a family of three earning $35,316.50 and a family of four earning $42,642.50.
Applications will be accepted through July 31 at the ECKAN center’s office, 2518 Ridge Court in Suite 104.
The program is also accepting donations of school supplies or money to allow the organization to purchase items as needed. Financial contributions can be mailed to ECKAN of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court, Suite 104, Lawrence, KS 66046, and should clearly identified as being for the school supplies program.