Donors support effort to purchase school supplies for Madison students in need | local education


A fundraising effort for the Teacher Support Network, a Madison Public Schools Foundation program, topped $29,000.

The donated money will be used to fill supply shortages that occur throughout the school year, with teachers often purchasing needed materials with their own dollars, spending an average of $500 to $1,000 per school year.

The goal of this program is to provide each school with a budget to make these purchases through an online store. Items available at Madison Public Schools range from traditional and essential school supplies such as headphones, glue sticks, pens, pencils and notebooks, to learning tools such as science kits, math and recreation and physical education equipment such as soccer balls.

To help ensure that all scholars in the Madison School District have the supplies and resources needed to thrive, donations can be made:

Here is a list of donors over the past week:

Phil and Ginger Hinderaker

Martha Hollis and Patrick DuCharme

Eileen McGlynn and Bill Scanlon

Mary Murphy and Ed Ahrens

Tom Sinclair and Patti Kennelly Sinclair

William and Betsy Tishler

Mary and Warren Weinstein

This week’s total: $4,325.00

Total to date: $29,049.00

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