MPS leaders’ donations add $4,675 for supplies to $50K+ raised by Salvation Army, WISN 12

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools teamed up with the Salvation Army and WISN 12 this week to raise money to purchase school supplies for MPS students. Thanks to many generous Milwaukee-area residents, at least three MPS schools with a significant number of low-income students will receive backpacks full of school supplies for every student.

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Superintendent Gregory Thornton also challenged MPS administrators to open their hearts – and wallets – to join the Salvation Army effort. In just three days, principals and administrators donated $4,675 to add to the $50,000-plus already raised by the Milwaukee community.

Principals in the northwest region of schools raised the most money – more than double what any other region raised – and a raffle was held to select the third MPS school to receive supplies. Hi-Mount, Auer and Lancaster schools will receive supplies.

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