“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul, than the way it treats its children.”

- Nelson Mandela

School Supplies for Kids


School Supplies for Kids has been serving economically disadvantaged students in Dane County for the past 22 years. Having the necessary school supplies has helped close the achievement gap and gives students the motivation to be successful in school, career and life. Our program purchases the basic supplies required for each grade from a list developed in cooperation with teachers from the various school districts. David Vogel started the program helping just one neighborhood, and it has grown to include over 140 public schools. Last year, $51,662 in school supplies were distributed thanks to the generous support of our friends, colleagues, area businesses and foundation.

In the last five years, the enrollment of economically disadvantaged students in Dane County schools has grown by more than 10%. Your monetay gift will help purchase pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paper and other basic supplies that are vital to a student's education. Your donation has a significant impact on a student's educational success and is an investment in tomorrow's workforce.

To learn more and make a donation, please visit www.schoolsuppliesforkids.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to track our progress towards our 2015 goal of $60,000!

2014's Generous Partners

  • Shopko Department Stores
    Shopko offered the school supplies at a huge discount and delivered them to the staging area at Vogel Bros. Building Co.
  • Mead & Hunt Inc.
    Mead and Hunt Inc. provided financial support and fully furnished the labor to sort the supplies for distribution.  
  • Local 311
    Local 311 provided financial support and assisted with the delivery of the supplies. 
  • Thrivent Financial
    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided financial support and volunteers for both sorting and delivery.
  • Vogel Bros. Building Co. and The Vogel Foundation
    Vogel Bros. Building Co. orders, receives, distributes and delivers the supplies. In cooperation with the Vogel Foundation, they also provide all the administrative support required to send out more than 600 solicitation letters, including the postage and mailing supplies. Further, when the amount of doations received is less than the cost of the supplies ordered, Vogel Bros. makes a generous contribution to cover the difference.  
  • Numerous Dane County Area Business, Foundations and Individuals
    Thank you to everyone who contributed in 2014 towards the cost of the school supplies.

Donate Today!

There are several levels to this giving opportunity, and any contribution is greatly appreciated.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made through our website or mailed to:

School Supplies for Kids c/o The Vogel Foundation
PO Box 7696
Madison, WI 53707-7696

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact RoJeane Anderson at (608) 241-5454 or email info@schoolsuppliesforkids.org.

School Supplies for Kids

Vogel Bros. Building Co.