Chicago Teen Mentors' School Supply Drive

My peers and I have had the opportunity to receive a phenomenal education in Chicago public high schools. Though we come from four different Chicago public schools (CPS), and varying areas of Chicago, we saw the common need for educational programs in our low-income, underserved communities. 80% of CPS students come from low-income households. We know that all students have potential, and we wanted to make an impact on students through free tutoring (done by CPS high schoolers), so we created Chicago Teen Mentors (chicagoteenmentors.org). 

In preparation for the upcoming school year,  Chicago Teen Mentors is hosting a back-to-school supply drive. Our goal is to provide 200 students in need with a durable school bag and adequate school supplies, helping those who are in financial need. We want students to start the school year off right.

Please consider donating to our back-to-school supply drive by August 14, so we can receive and package materials by our drive date. All donations are greatly appreciated. I have copied our per student budget below. More information about our program can be found on our website, chicagoteenmentors.org.

Plastic Folder (1) [DONATED]
Binder (1) [2.06]
College Ruled Paper (175 page pack) [0.99]
Binder Dividers (5) [0.66]
Spiral Notebooks (3) [2.40]
Composition Notebook (1) [1.63]
Pencils (12 pack) [1.75]
Colored Pencils (12 pack) [1.66]
Pencil Case (1) [0.59]
Black Pen (6) [0.49]
Highlighter (1) [0.44]
Pencil Sharpener (1) [0.79]
Scissors (1) [0.92]
Glue stick (2) [0.43]
Sticky Notes (1) [0.23]
Ruler (1) [0.58]
Backpack (1) [22.00] -- We want durable backpacks for students to use beyond one school year.
Reusable Face Mask (2) [DONATED]
TOTAL [38.86]
TOTAL w/tax [42.75]

We were able to find some items on sale, so our goal has been reduced to $8400.

Donations

  • Travis Rejman 
    • $25 
    • 15 hrs
  • Margaret M Steiner 
    • $200 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $12 
    • 4 d
  • Marilyn Cortes 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 d
See all

Organizer

Chicago Teen Mentors 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more