Illinois Coldwell Banker Realtor Berry McCracken spearheads back-to-school drive for Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade®. 

McCracken, who works throughout the Kankakee County and Northern Iroquois County areas and has a thorough knowledge of the local real estate market, is hosting the drive from July 15 to August 15. Donated items can be dropped off at 501 N Kinzie Ave., Bradley, IL 60915. Items needed include backpacks and school supplies such as 2 pocket folders, 1 subject notebook (wide rule), composition notebook (wide rule), loose leaf paper (wide rule), pencils, colored pencils, rulers, glue (sticks or liquid), markers, pens, erasers, and pencil sharpeners.

Back-to-School Brigade® is Operation Homefront’s annual nationwide school supply collection and distribution campaign. Since its inception, Operation Homefront has distributed nearly 350,000 backpacks to military children. 

To donate directly to Operation Homefront, please visit

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  • Starting Thursday, August 1st, 2019, repeated every day until Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

501 N Kinzie Ave
Bradley, IL

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