Tapestry of Community Offerings (TOCO) in Belleville is collecting backpacks, bags that zip and other items that will be distributed to the homeless this month.
Examples of other items you can donate to the cause include toiletries, easy-access snacks, toothbrushes, razors, soap, toilet paper and similar goods that will fit in backpacks. The organization is also collecting warm clothing for the homeless
You can drop off your donations for the Backpacks for the Homeless project between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday or Saturday at TOCO, 825 W. Main St., in Belleville. Please make sure you say that your donations are for the backpacks project.
Volunteers will be packing up the backpacks Sunday afternoon and distributing them the following week.