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MPS School Supply Drive

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School supplies are filling the store shelves, and back-to-school ads will be appearing soon. This is a perfect time to organize a school supply drive! Milwaukee businesses, faith-based communities and community members are invited to collect school supplies so MPS students have the tools for a successful school year.  Become a partner with the Department of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service and help students prepare for the new school year with your support of the MPS School Drive from June 1 - September 30 .

Here are three ways you can support this year's drive:

1. Donate a filled backpack.
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(2)Spiral Notebooks

(2)Pocket Folders

Wide-Rule Looseleaf Paper

Crayons (24 ct)

Washable Markers (8 ct)

No. 2 Pencils

(2) Pink Rectangular Erasers or pack of pencil top erasers

(2) Glue sticks

(1) Highlighter



Supply Pouch

(3)Spiral Notebooks

(3)Pocket Folders

(1) one-inch binder 

Colored Pencils

No. 2 Pencils

(2) Black or Blue Pens & (2) Red Pens

(2) Pink Rectangular Erasers or Pack of Pencil Top Erasers

(2) Highlighters

College-Ruled Looseleaf Paper 

Supply Pouch

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2. Donate school supplies in any quantity.

Shop for supplies at your favorite store or make your donation easy by  purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List. Items purchased should be shipped to Milwaukee Public Schools, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Room 131, Milwaukee, WI 53208.

3. Provide a monetary gift for backpacks and school supplies. 

Consider making a monetary donation for $25, $50, $100, $500 or an amount of your choice. 

Make checks payable to: MPS Department of Strategic Partnerships & Customer Service

Include in the memo of your check: School Supply Drive

Mail to:  Milwaukee Public Schools, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Room 131, Milwaukee, WI 53208

For more information or to schedule a drop-off, contact Sophia Smith, Volunteer Services Associate at (414) 773-9823 or 


Sophia Smith, Volunteer Services Associate

Phone: 414-773-9823



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