School Supplies for Kids (SSFK), a local non-profit charity, works hard over summer break to raise $55,000 to buy school supplies for economically disadvantaged school children in Dane County. Having the necessary school supplies helps close the achievement gap and gives students the motivation to be successful in school, career and life.

Each year, thousands of school supplies are delivered and sorted with the help of volunteers. The supplies are then distributed to public schools in Dane County based on the percentage of economically disadvantaged students at that school.

“Your monetary gift has a far greater reach than the donation of items, and allows us to maximize the dollar buying power, eliminate duplication, control for consistency, and streamline the logistics of collection and distribution,” said David Vogel, Founder of School Supplies for Kids. “Did you know just $25 is enough to equip one student with the basic supplies their education requires?”

Thanks to the generous support from individuals, area businesses, foundations and organizations, SSFK is able to raise their fundraising goal in order to increase their investment in our students. Community Partners include Mead & Hunt, Rotary Club of Madison, and Shopko. Principal Donors include Vogel Bros. Building Co., The Evjue Foundation, and The Vogel Foundation. However, the expected price of the school supplies for this year is $55,000 and we are not even halfway there yet. Donate today to receive the warm and fuzzy feeling associated with helping others.

“Please join us in investing in our future by helping support these kids,” Vogel added. “This year we’ve set a goal of raising $55,000. I encourage the greater Madison and Dane County communities to help us reach this important goal.”