Public can donate school supplies to CPS students through Groupon

July 30, 2012 3:26:14 PM PDT
Beginning Monday, shoppers can donate school supplies to needy Chicago Public Schools students using Groupon.

The partnership with Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of the online discounter, is called Kits for Kidz.

An $11 kit contains one year's worth of school supplies, and an $18 kit includes a backpack, as well. Both are available for purchase at

The kits will be administered to students at neighborhood festivals and back-to-school events.

The school supplies campaign goes until August 7.

More than 1,200 Kits for Kidz were donated last year.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)