Supplies & Learning Materials for Madison’s Scholars & Public Schools
In the 2021-22 school year, and year three of the Teacher Support Network, we are proud to offer an online store where schools can purchase high-need items with budgets provided by the Madison Public Schools Foundation. Shortly after opening on August 23, 2021, the first order was fulfilled and delivered by EZ Office Products, our local business partner. With this partnership, the Foundation is able to maximize financial gifts received and fund the purchase and delivery of supplies throughout the school year. Everything, from basics like notebooks, pencils, crayons, scissors, to hands-on learning tools, such as math games and science kits, to recess / gym equipment is available. This is truly a unique program model and service for Madison’s public schools, made possible with your financial gifts.
The Teacher Support Network aims to eliminate the $1.4M teachers collectively spend each year of their own monies to fill gaps in tools and supplies. Students need these materials to stay engaged in learning and feel like an equal peer amidst their classmates. Our initial program budget for the 2021-22 school year is $75,000. While helpful, we know we can provide more support to our scholars and teachers.
In fall of 2020, we raised $220,000 for this effort. With your help we’re confident we can raise that and more in 2021. We dream of the day when we’re able to fully close the gap. The need is great, and the Foundation is committed to continuing to develop partnerships and resources in support of our 52 public schools and 27,000 scholars.
Thank you to the following major contributing partners and donors for helping to launch and grow this program over the past three years. We’re excited to continue our mission to close the gap on the $1.4M teachers spend of their own monies annually to meet student and classroom needs.
Alliant Energy Center, Attic Angel Prairie Point, Don Miller Subaru East and West, the Evjue Foundation, EZ Office Products, Exact Sciences, Roots & Wings Foundation, Promega Corporation, Karen and Craig Christianson, Pat Schiro, Thrivent, United Way of Dane County, and Wisconsin State Journal.