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Donate school supplies now

Student with BackPackSchool supplies are filling store shelves, and back-to-school ads will be appearing soon. This is the perfect time to organize a school supply drive! Milwaukee businesses, community groups, and faith-based communities are invited to collect school supplies so MPS students have the tools for a successful school year.

Become a partner with the MPS Department of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service! Help students prepare for the new school year by donating to the MPS School Supply Drive through September 9. Early start schools begin August 15, and traditional start schools begin September 6.

Supplies Needed

  • Spiral notebooks
  • Pocket folders
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Washable markers
  • Colored pencils
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Pens
  • Pink rectangular erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Glue sticks/bottled glue
  • Pencil pouches
  • Backpacks

Cash donations are also welcome. Learn more about making donations.

Small donations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI, 53208. Security staff will accept donations at the north or south main entrances.

Contacts

Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

armsev@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
414-688-9664
Media Request Form

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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