School Supplies for Kids is celebrating 25 years of serving our communities and helping economically disadvantaged students. The program started with helping just one neighborhood and has grown to include over 140 public schools in Dane County. Through the generous support from several individuals, area businesses, and foundations, we provide area schools with the basic supplies that are vital to a student’s education.
WHY SCHOOL SUPPLIES?
About 30% of students in Dane County qualify as economically disadvantaged. Having the necessary school supplies helps close the achievement gap and gives students the motivation to be successful in school, career and life. Our program focuses on the basic supplies required for each grade such as pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paper and folders. In cooperation with teachers from the various school districts, we develop a list and quantify the need. The supplies are distributed to public schools in Dane County based on the percentage of economically disadvantaged students in that school.
We appreciate a monetary gift so that your donation has a far greater reach. Thanks to a generous discount from Shopko, we purchase the items new which allows us to eliminate duplication, control consistency, and streamline the logistics of collection and distribution. There are several levels to this giving opportunity and we appreciate any support you can invest. Your generosity doesn’t remain with us. We receive many touching notes from students, faculty and staff from the schools. The impact of your investment in their future is immeasurable.