MPS students receive donated school supplies

NOW: MPS students receive donated school supplies


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Some Milwaukee Public Schools students now have more supplies for the new school year. 

Several schools are being given some of the thousands of supplies recently donated by people in the community. 

Donated supplies included things like backpacks, crayons, notebooks, calculators, and more. 

The donations were part of the 4th annual No Empty Backpacks School Supplies Drive. 

Students at Rogers Street Academy were given more than 9,700 school supplies items. 

"We're really hoping it helps empower the kids to have the tools they need to keep learning, to ignite inquisitive curiosity and also to keep growing. Many times the teachers will provide supplies out of their own pocket, so we know the teachers also need support," said Sarah Fierek, Director of Underwriting Partnerships with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. 

This year's drive collected more than 70,000 supplies for eight different MPS schools. Compared to 2018, 20,000 more items were donated this year. 

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