School supply drive supports thousands of students

September 26, 2019

Thousands of students were smiling as backpacks and school supplies were delivered to 46 MPS schools this month. Thanks to the generosity of the Milwaukee community, many children have the supplies they need for a successful school year. On behalf of our students, teachers, families, and staff, thank you, Milwaukee!

A record number of schools received supplies and backpacks this year as a result of the hard work and generosity of many area businesses and community members. Citywide school supply drives brought awareness to the need for school supplies and collected thousands of dollars and a busload of supplies that directly benefited students in the community. Dozens of volunteers also helped collect, sort, and deliver supplies to children across the city.

In MPS, more than 78,000 items were distributed, valued at more than $52,000, based on current totals provided by our partners. Students were excited to receive new backpacks, notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, crayons, and more to start them off on the right foot this year.

The MPS Department of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service is grateful for our existing partners and for the new partner relationships that were forged through these efforts to provide school supplies to our students.

We wish to thank all our partners and community members who helped support our students’ education!

88Nine Radio
American Family Insurance
American Legion Auxiliary Group
AT&T Pioneers
Aurora Healthcare
Blessings in a Backpack
BMO Harris Bank (Brookfield)
Costco Wholesale
Griflols Plasmacare
Hydrite Chemicals
JP Morgan Chase
Mad City Windows
Marsh Electronics
North Shore Assembly Church
Riverhouse Apartments
Salvation Army
SURG Restaurant Group
Thermo Fisher Scientific