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Grant A Wish started a targeted Grant A Wish School Program in 2007, to provide free school supplies to eligible economically disadvantaged students who were in need of school supplies. Before 2007, school supplies were given out as part of our general wish organization. Our school program is a year-round program and we give out school supplies on a first come first serve basis as of January 2023. We give out free school supplies every year as needed by the applicant.
When we give out free school supplies at the beginning of the school year, it is usually enough supplies to last the student for the entire school year and they will receive what was checked off on the application. We sponsor the Grant A Wish School Program, to give away free school supplies to eligible low-income students. They give a variety of free school supplies to help them with their education, based on what was checked off on the school application.
We want to do our part to make a difference to help children get a good education and having the school supplies is a start.
Mr. Roger Malinski & St Hubert Catholic Church have donated school supplies every year for over 21 years. Mr. Roger Malinski & St Hubert Catholic Church has donated school supplies again this August 2021 to our Grant A Wish School Program...We appreciate their support...
On the application page on this website, is the Grant A Wish 2023 School Program Application which can be downloaded or printed out to apply for school supplies year-round starting in January 2023.
When applications are received, we will review them & decide to sponsor school supplies. You will be contacted by us for a date to come to pick up your school supplies.
Make sure you provide proof of income with the application, otherwise your application will be rejected. And you need to provide one application for each child that applies and you must make sure all questions are answered, failure to provide the individual application for multiple children will be rejected.
Finally, mail the application to
Grant A Wish, Inc School Program P.O. Box 17698 Chicago, IL 60617-0698
Our Grant A Wish 2023 School Program Director Ms. Alesondjre Knoble will make determinations related to approving applications and other administrative decisions with the school program. We welcome financial donations and the donation of new school supplies year-round. Ms. Knoble tracks the availability of school supplies to make sure we have the needed school supplies in stock and available.
All approved school applications are on a first come first serve, you will receive when available a school book bag or general bag & general school supplies, or you will receive what was checked off on the application based on availability. As of September 2013, a decision was made to make the application available year-round online and as of January of 2023, we will provide school supplies as needed year-round.
Just a little data for the last few years in September 2014, we gave away over 225 bookbags with general school supplies to eligible students based on the availability of the school supplies.
September 2015, we gave away (195) bookbags, September 2016, we gave away (165) bookbags, September 2017, we gave away (145) bookbags, September 2018, we gave away (225) bookbags, September 2019, we gave away (365) bookbags, September 2020, we gave away (75) bookbags
In September 2021, we gave away (150) bookbags, beginning for the year 2022 we give out school supplies year-round & have given out (100) bookbags & specific school supplies...
We give out general school supplies to eligible students. Thank you to all who applied for their student.
Companies can help us give away more school supplies, by sponsoring a school supply drive, we welcome your support. We can only give away and accept applications based on our inventory of available school supplies.
We are working to improve & expand our school program, to give out 4 levels of school book bags or backpacks based on age, sex, and grade level. We also would like to give out a specific request for certain supplies needed in school this 2022/23 calendar year. We would like to provide tablets & notebooks for economically disadvantaged students to help them accelerate the information they receive to help them advance educationally. We are pursuing donations from corporations to help with advanced educational systems for motivated students.
Supporters can help by purchasing general school supplies, volunteering, or sponsoring a school supply drive. You can help raise funds, then you can go to the store and purchase what is on the following list below, then donate those supplies and remember to keep your receipts for your taxes and to contact us for a tax letter to go with your receipt.
The more school supplies we have available, then the more applications we are able to fulfill.
We wish to THANK YOU in advance for your support, it will certainly make a difference.
General School Supplies Needed:
Book Bags(age-appropriate styles) for preschool & kindergarten (Boy/Girl).
Book Bags for 1st grade thru to 5th grade (Boy/Girl).
Book Bags for 6 grade thru to High School (Boy/Girl).
Thermal Lunch Bags-Variety
Pens (Black, Blue, & Red)
Folders(Colored Variety & Type)
Spiral Notebooks-Variety Subjects/3 & 5 Subject Notebooks
Three Ring Binders(Various Sizes & Colors)New
Three Ring Paper
Protractors & Compasses
Educational Devices(iPad, Laptops, etc)
Staplers & Staples
And any other general school supplies not mentioned here.
Children's Books and General Educational Reading Material
We accept general school supplies for grades from preschool/kindergarten to juniors or up to the age of 16 years in high school. The educational arena is always demanding new types of materials that students are being asked to bring with them to school each year. We do our best to try and provide most of the items checked off of our school applications.
We are working to make improvements to our school program. We help provide the school supplies demanded by the school system & the teachers based on the learning curriculum.
Thank you for applying to our Grant A Wish 2023 School Program and we pray for the success and safety of your child this 2022/2023 school year.
If you have made a financial donation or purchased school supplies, we thank you for your support.
We do our part to help our children of all religions, sexual orientations, and ethnicity to get an education, so with encouragement, they can contribute to help make this world a better place for future generations.