The Kids Need Us is an event that was created by Jeremy Hissong to help the 1,200 homeless Rockford School District children.
On Saturday, Jeremy and a large group of volunteers met at Mondelez International's South Parking Lot to assist those kids. Basic items like socks, underwear, coats and hats were collected. The group says the biggest need is within the elementary ages.
If you couldn't make it, drop off barrels are placed at these locations:
Machesney Park Locations:
North Park Fire Station 600 Wood Ave.
Carz R Us at the corner of 251 and 173
Jax Pub at 4106 N. Perryville Road
Talecris Plasma Resource 1052 W. Riverside
Stone Eagle Tavern 6445 E. State Street
All three Insurance King Locations (319 7th St., 127 N. alpine Rd. #102, and 3814 Auburn St.)
Loves Park Locations:
Rocky's Bar and Grill 513 N 2nd Street
Park Lanes 5318 N 2nd St.
Casey's Pub 7307 N. Alpine Rd.
Harlem Community Center 900 Roosevelt Rd.
You can find more information on how to help here http://on.fb.me/1fckyON.