School Supplies Drive

Your visit to the State Fair on August 6 can help others. To benefit Milwaukee-area children who are in need of school supplies for a successful year, UW–Madison is sponsoring a school supplies drive. You can either bring new, unopened school supplies to a State Fair admissions gate or make a cash donation to the Wisconsin Alumni Association to go towards the purchase of supplies. As a thank you, receive $4 off adult admission until 4 p.m. One discount per item donated. Please, all donations must be new, unused and in their original packaging.

  • Backpacks
  • Wide ruled spiral notebooks
  • Pocket folders in primary colors – 6 or 12 count
  • Fiskars blunt tip kid friendly scissors – 3 count
  • Box of 12 or 24 Colored pencils
  • Package of loose leaf paper – wide ruled
  • Package of 12 or 24 pencils
  • Box of Crayola Colored Markers “classic colors”
  • Box or Package of 12 or 24 Glue Sticks
  • Package of 4 Expo dry erase markers
  • Box of Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Box of large pink erasers
  • Boxes of Ziploc Baggies – quart and gallon size
  • Bottles of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer (8 oz size)