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(Grassroots) Chicago Public Schools

125 S Clark St. Floor 6, Chicago

$11 or $18 Donation for Kids' CPS School Supplies

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Donations distribute kits with 30 different school supplies to low-income students in Chicago Public Schools

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Andrew
10 ratings4 reviews
February 13, 2018
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.
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Linda
1 ratings1 reviews
February 13, 2018
Have a great and successful school year!
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AnniTOP REVIEWER
15 ratings7 reviews
February 13, 2018
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.
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Derrick
3 ratings2 reviews
February 13, 2018
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!!!!!!!
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AntoniaTOP REVIEWER
6 ratings6 reviews
February 13, 2018
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.
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HollyTOP REVIEWER
17 ratings7 reviews
February 13, 2018
It's for charity!
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lauretteTOP REVIEWER
33 ratings29 reviews
February 13, 2018
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.
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Elizabeth
3 ratings2 reviews
February 13, 2018
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

According to a MDRC study of ninth graders in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a student's chance of graduating in four years drops from 87% to 63% after he or she misses four days of school. Five more absences correlate with another drop of more than 20%. Chicago Public Schools distributes school supplies and raises awareness of school start dates to reduce absences and promote successful and timely graduation.

The Campaign: Distributing School Supplies to Students

For each $11 donation to this Grassroots campaign, Chicago Public Schools will distribute a Kit for Kids school-supplies pack to one student from a low-income family. Each $18 donation will provide both a Kit for Kids school-supplies pack and a backpack for one student from a low-income family. Each kit, designed for three different age groups, includes 30 items, such as spiral notebooks, pencils, rulers, and scissors from name brands including Staples, Acme, and Georgia-Pacific. The kits contain enough school supplies to last the entire year and come in a corrugated box that doubles as a storage container.

In addition to equipping students, Chicago Public Schools aims to raise awareness about the upcoming school start dates through this campaign.

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.


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100% of donations go directly to Chicago Public Schools. Donations are automatically applied. Valid only for option purchased. Must provide full name at checkout. 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.

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