Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton and the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Trust Fund have teamed up in donating a total of $50,000 to the Milwaukee Public School Foundation's COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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Middleton's $25,000 donation was matched by the Jospeh and Vera Zilber Family Trust Fund through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Together, the two gifts will provide nearly 2,500 supply kits for students and families.
Kits will be filled with cleaning and hygiene products such as hand soap and laundry detergent, as well as academic books and games, arts and crafts, playing cards, board games and puzzles.
The MPS Foundation has raised a total of $60,000 for students and their families during these uncertain times through two newly established funds.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund supplies e-learning tools for students and staff, as well as household supplies and activity packages.
Nutrition Support has been put into place to help MPS continue to provide healthy meals, snacks and food packages for students, families and community members in need.
“We are truly grateful for our community coming together in support of Milwaukee Public Schools students and families in this time of need. We appreciate the generosity of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation donors and hope others will join this effort in advancing student achievement,” said Dr. Keith P. Posley, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.
The MPS Foundation has provided over $2.6 million in grant commitments to MPS students and district programs since 2015.
If you're interested in donating to one of the above MPS programs, visit their website.