Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-FM) joined other community partners in Milwaukee in collecting and distributing more than 50,000 school supplies to students in Milwaukee Public Schools.
This year’s “No Empty Backpacks” drive collected supplies to benefit eight MPS schools, topping the 37,000 items received last year. A distribution of 7,000 supplies, including 2,500 crayons and 1,600 pencils, was held Sept. 12 at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary.
The event featured live music by Klassik and DJ’ing by Kenny Perez of Radio Milwaukee.
Area residents dropped off items in July and August at Radio Milwaukee in Walker’s Point, Milwaukee Business Journal, and more than 50 other community drop off locations. Supporters of Radio Milwaukee and Milwaukee Business Journal also ordered supplies online to support the drive.
Donated supplies include backpacks, crayons, glue sticks, pencils, pens, notebooks, markers, and calculators.