Our Impact

Our Current Impact

45K

students

4K

teachers

110

schools


We believe a good education is one of the best opportunities a student has to reach their potential.

In classrooms throughout southwestern PA, we bridge the gap between what students have and what they need to succeed.

70,000+

 

70k+ local students don’t have basic school supplies

30%

30% of students in Allegheny County qualify for help

For families who are struggling to afford basic necessities, school supplies may not make the shopping list. There are 70,000+ students in our region who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and who likely don’t have access to even the most basic school supplies—the things that enable students to participate in learning activities and engage in class.

 


 

Reported Impact

71%
increase in project completion
73%
increase in classroom participation
68%
increase in student morale
45%
increase in attendance and on-time arrivals
School budgets are increasingly under strain, especially in communities where student need is greatest. And when neither families nor schools can contribute, the financial burden falls on teachers themselves. A recent national survey found that 94% of public school teachers spent their own money on supplies for their classrooms, spending an average of almost $500 each per year.

Our kids come in sometimes without book bags; they don’t have pencils. They don’t have any kind of school supplies.

Sherine Raymond, 1st Grade Teacher

THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND WE’RE RESPONDING WITH A SIMPLE, PROVEN SOLUTION:

School Supplies for a Brighter Future