In August each year, close to 25,000 Springfield Public School students show up for school ready to learn. Because many of these students don’t have the resources to purchase their own supplies, teachers often use their own funds to supplement the paper, pencils, glue and other items needed.
To help support students, SPS is launching its yearly campaign – Ready. Set. Supply! – to collect donations of school supplies so all SPS students and teachers can start the year off right on August 22.
Between now and July 30, community members who want to help may donate school supplies directly to schools they want to support or make a financial contribution to help fund the purchase of school supplies for schools across the district.
The greatest need is at schools where the majority of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The goal of Ready. Set. Supply! is to connect community partners and donors to these schools first so they will receive supplies for every student enrolled.
Please contact Jessica Blake (417) 520-0046 or firstname.lastname@example.org for school supply lists and quantity needs for individual schools you would like to support.
Standard School Supply List:
- Crayola Crayons, 24 pack
- Plain #2 pencils (sharpened)
- School Scissors
- Glue Sticks
- Composition Notebooks
- Dry Erase Markers
- Colored Pencils
- School Supply Boxes (plastic work best)
- Colored Folders (with prongs & pockets)
- Sanitizing wipes
- Backpacks (no wheels)