The month of August makes us all think about back-to-school; for some families, this can lead to stress and anxiety. Ready Set School works to ensure all Winona County K-12 students have basic and necessary school supplies for school. Our main voucher program is done for the year, but we still have families that reach out and need help who missed the voucher program. We typically give out 200 additional backpacks full of school supplies in August for families that missed the voucher program. In order to fill the need, we need donations from community members.
If you are out-and-about shopping and would like to help, here is a list of school supplies most requested (name-brand preferred, and brand new );
UPDATE on 08/09/2022: Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, we have a very full inventory of supplies! We truly only need at this time:
- plastic pocket folders
- wide-ruled notebooks
- Composition notebooks
- Colored pencils
- Liquid glue – Elmer’s is preferred
Quality new backpacks are accepted as well. Please don’t forget we serve kids from kindergarten to grade 12 which means we have a need for larger backpacks for the older kids just as much as the smaller ones for the tykes.
Also, please note we prefer brand-new supplies (not used). Donations can be dropped at our barrel at the Riverfront Building (111 Riverfront Suite 2E in vestibule) or the WNB Financial downtown location. Steak Shop Catering also has a barrel for school supplies.
Donations kindly requested by August 15. Thank you for considering and helping children in need!