Coming soon: Collection boxes for UW state fair day school supply drive

If you’re planning to attend UW–Madison Day at the State Fair on Wednesday, August 7, remember to bring new, unopened school supplies from the list below to a State Fair admissions gate, and you’ll receive $4 off adult admission until 4 p.m. One discount per item donated. Please, all donations must be new, unused and in their original packaging. The donations benefit Milwaukee-area children who lack the resources for a successful school year.

Can’t make it to the fair in person? Help UW–Madison make a difference by donating school supplies for Milwaukee Public Schools. Donation boxes will be located in buildings throughout campus soon.

Supplies needed:

  • Backpacks
  • Wide ruled spiral notebooks
  • Pocket folders in primary colors – 6 or 12 count
  • Fiskars blunt tip kid friendly scissors – 3 count
  • Box of 12 or 24 Colored pencils
  • Package of loose leaf paper – wide ruled
  • Package of 12 or 24 pencils
  • Box of Crayola Colored Markers “classic colors”
  • Box or Package of 12 or 24 Glue Sticks
  • Package of 4 Expo dry erase markers
  • Box of Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Box of large pink erasers
  • Boxes of Ziploc Baggies – quart and gallon size
  • Bottles of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer (8 oz size)