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School Supplies Drive

Darryl Hatcher, on staff at the House of Peace, shows a donated backpack and school supplies.

To break the cycle of poverty, our Capuchin Community Services’ kids need a good education. Our children must be adequately outfitted with school supplies. Can you help?

We gather supplies in late July and early August, with distribution in August.

If time is at a premium, shop our Target Registry or Amazon Wishlist. You do the shopping, and it’s shipped right to Capuchin Community Services to assist our kids.

Please mail donations to:

House of Peace
Att’n: School Supply Drive
1702 W. Walnut Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Please drop off donations at Capuchin Community Service’s House of Peace site, 1702 W. Walnut, Milwaukee, WI 53205, Monday-Friday, 8:30-Noon; 1-3:30 PM, at the 17th Street door at the U-drive.

Here are some items we are collecting for the 2023-2024 school year:

  • Backpacks for K-8 grades
  • #2 pencils, pkg.
  • Pink eraser
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Calculator
  • Hi-lighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Child safety scissors
  • Colored markers
  • Index cards
  • Combination lock
  • Pocket folders
  • Kleenex
  • Ruler
  • Pencil box or pouch
  • Flash drives
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • 3-ring binder
  • Spiral notebook
  • Construction paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Crayons
  • Glue sticks and Elmer’s glue
  • Ear buds
  • Graph paper


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