We’re off to a tremendous start, but still need your support to help ensure all students in need are equipped with the supplies and resources necessary to thrive.
Thanks to the diligent collaboration of many community organizations and funding from generous donors, we have delivered 2,500 school supply kits to elementary and middle school scholars. On September 10th and 11th, dozens of volunteers came together at the Alliant Energy Center to assemble the kits. School principals and social workers are currently distributing supplies to the appropriate families.
A virtual start to the school year means students will have ongoing needs for supplies at home. That demand will only increase as the school day shifts (when possible) from all virtual, to hybrid, and eventually back to in-person. The Foundation will continue to team up with EZ Office Products, volunteers, and community donors to bring needed supplies to MMSD students throughout the school year. We’re grateful for the overwhelming generosity our community has already shown and are working to ensure no child is left without the supplies they need to learn.
Your ongoing donations will help us purchase supply kits for up to 5,000 students.
While we will graciously accept in-kind donations, your financial gifts will make the greatest difference by ensuring all students receiving in-home supply kits get the same materials. *Donors to the supply drive will be recognized in future issues of the Wisconsin State Journal, a major supporter of this effort. Please let us know if you do not want your name published – donation amounts are not included in the listing.
Drop-off locations for in-kind donations of school supplies:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., September 1 – 30
Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center
1917 Lake Point Drive, Madison WI 53713
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa Street, Madison WI 53704
Lussier Community Education Center
55 S. Gammon Road, Madison WI 53717
United Way of Dane County
2059 Atwood Avenue, Madison WI 53704
Vera Court Neighborhood Center
614 Vera Court, Madison WI 53704
First Round of Supply Kit Assembly
September 10th and 11th at the Alliant Energy Center
Special thanks to the following major contributing partners and donors for making this emergency effort possible: Alliant Energy Center, Attic Angel Prairie Point, the Evjue Foundation, EZ Office Products, the Madison Metropolitan School District, The Roots & Wings Foundation, Promega Corporation, Karen and Craig Christianson, Pat Schiro, United Way of Dane County, and the Wisconsin State Journal.
We also thank collaborating partners for which this initiative would not be possible: American Family Insurance, Costco, Godfrey & Kahn, the Lions Club, Madison Teachers, Inc., the City of Madison, Madison Needs Network, Madison Public Library, Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM), Summit Credit Union, and many retired teacher volunteers.