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Khris Middleton donates $25,000 to MPS Foundation's COVID-19 Relief Fund

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton has donated $25,000 to the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation's COVID-19 Relief Fund.

His gift will be fully matched by the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Trust Fund, through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, according to a Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation press release. 

MPS says the combined gifts will provide nearly 2,500 supply kits for students and families, filled with cleaning and hygiene products and academic supplies.

So far, the MPS Foundation has raised over $60,000 to support the immediate needs of MPS students, through two funds -- the COVID-19 Relief Fund, supporting e-learning tools for students and staff, household supplies, and activity packages -- and the Nutrition Support Fund, which allows MPS to continue providing healthy meals, snacks and food packages to students and families in need. 

Boswell Books has agreed to provide funding and coordination to distribute books to families in need, and T-Mobile will partner with MPS' Strategic Partnerships department to distribute Walmart gift cards for families at Samuel Clemens School.

“We’re very appreciative that Khris Middleton, the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Trust Fund, Boswell Books, T-Mobile, and others have spearheaded the community leadership required to assist our efforts for relief for families and immediate student needs. We truly thank them, along with the many community members that have donated to these initiatives, for going the extra mile at this unprecedented moment,” said Wendell Willis, Executive Director of the MPS Foundation.

To make a gift to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, the Nutrition Fund, or to learn more, please visit www.mpsfdn.org.

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