Help deserving children start the school year with the necessary supplies by contributing to the KAKE School Supply Landslide July 14 through August 4, 2018.
Join us for a FREE shredding event to start the landslide. On, Saturday, July 14 from 8am - noon at the Sedgwick County Zoo, bring some school supplies and we will shred your sensitive documents for free. Please, limit your documents to two bags or boxes.
Click Here for map of the shred event.
The shredder can take paper clips, staples or binder clips you don't have to worry about removing anything. This shred event will go on throughout the morning unless the shredders or full and/or weather permitting.
School supplies may be dropped off at KAKE-TV Studios at 1500 N. West Street in Wichita. Monetary donations are also accepted.
With a school supply donation made at KAKE-TV you will be registered to win 1 of 4 family zoo 1 year memberships that include a $100 gift card to Dillons.
All school supplies and monetary donations will be equally split among Salvation Army and Project Teacher. Both organizations serve local teachers and students.
School Supply Landslide began in 1996 as a response to concerns expressed by area educators and parents about children coming to school without the supplies they need. In 2017 3,200 students in KAKEland were assisted through Salvation Army's traditional backpack distribution and 200 teachers and over 32,000 students were helped via Salvation Army's Teacher Day. Since 1996, more than 150,000 school supply kits have been distributed.
Salvation Army will distribute school supplies to qualified families in August at three locations. Teacher Day will be August 10. For information about eligibility, call 263-2769
Project Teacher operates a resource center for teachers to come and receive school supplies for free. In 2017, Project Teacher distributed $1.48million in school supplies to area schools while serving roughly 2200 teachers and 42,900 students. Since 2014, Project Teacher has been able to impact the local community by giving away $5million in supplies and resources through their resource center and through their mobile pop-up shops that happen throughout the school year..
Recommended school supplies to donate are:
Dry Erase Markers
Don't forget to celebrate with us at the back to school bash at Sedgwick County Zoo on August 4. Bring another school supply and receive $3 admission.
Proud supporters of the KAKE School Supply Landslide include Arby’s, Dillon's, DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers, Project Teacher, Wichita Public Schools and the Salvation Army.