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(Grassroots) Chicago Public Schools

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Donations distribute kits with up to 12 school supplies to low-income students in Chicago Public Schools

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10 ratings4 reviews
August 21, 2012
Its kids, come on , lets give them all we can and hope they change this world cause im sure they appreciate our help, kids are innocent and need help til can really make choices.
1 ratings1 reviews
August 17, 2012
Have a great and successful school year!
Annitop reviewer
15 ratings7 reviews
August 16, 2012
Basically I hoped the money would get to the kids for lunches. I do this because as a child I went hungry. CPS seems to have a poor reputation.
3 ratings2 reviews
August 16, 2012
Please make sure the aid gets to the needy children---not to the kids of some connected people who really do not need the help!!!!!!!
Antoniatop reviewer
6 ratings6 reviews
August 16, 2012
I am a retired teacher from the Chicago Public Schools. I never had money budgeted for the supplies I needed. I always had to spend my own money to buy necessities. I feel good to be able to help a little in the department of supplies.
Hollytop reviewer
17 ratings7 reviews
August 16, 2012
It's for charity!
laurettetop reviewer
33 ratings29 reviews
August 15, 2012
this was a donation for school sullies for underprivlied chicago school kids. At least this was what i thought If it wasn't let me know.
3 ratings2 reviews
August 15, 2012
So many fabulous teachers - creative committed and conscientious - however stay focused on kids and continue to work to promote best learning environment for all children which may mean rewarding success with kids rather than years of employment, and altering pay and benefit packages.
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About This Deal

The Issue: Lack of Preparation for the Start of School

Students who are chronically absent from school are more likely to underperform academically and fail to graduate on time, according to a report from the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University. The report goes on to state that "the impact is twice as great for students from low-income families"—students that make up 87 percent of Chicago Public Schools' classes. To combat this risk, Chicago Public Schools distributes supplies and raises awareness of school's start date to help reduce absences and promote successful and timely graduation.

The Campaign: Distributing School Supplies to Students

All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Chicago Public Schools to raise awareness about school's start date and help kids prepare for their first day. For every $5 raised, Chicago Public Schools can distribute a Kit for Kidz school-supplies pack to one randomly selected student from a low-income family. The kits are designed for two different age groups: elementary students receive 10 items, and high-school students receive 12 items. Spiral notebooks, pencils, and rulers from brands such as Staples, Acme, and Georgia-Pacific fill each corrugated box, giving students one less reason to stay home.

Donors do not receive kits; instead they help distribute required school supplies to underserved children.

Fine Print

100% of donations go directly to Chicago Public Schools. Donations are automatically applied. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Chicago Public Schools

The third largest school district in the Unites States, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) operates more than 675 individual schools serving more than 400,000 students every year. It reaches 18% of all the youth attending public schools in the state and serves students from a variety of backgrounds, 87% of whom come from low-income families. CPS aims to provide students with a comprehensive array of math, science, language, and history classes to prepare them for future success. In addition to classroom learning, CPS emphasizes out-of-school initiatives including Keep Kids Learning summer activities and Chicago Book Clubs.

See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.