More than half of the children in our Dodgeland Schools come from low income households.  The parents cannot afford to pay full price for lunches nor can they afford school supplies for their children.  The Gathering Source provides school supply filled backpacks to our Dodgeland students of families in need.  A gift of just $30 provides the tools for a child’s success at school.

What We Do

In a time where school funding in Wisconsin continues to decrease, the burden of providing school supplies for students now belongs to the parents.  We make a point of providing backpacks that fill each child with pride so they do not stand out from the rest of the students. The backpacks are assembled by student volunteers.  Each backpack is then placed at the child’s desk for open house.  To preserve a student’s privacy and dignity, backpack recipients remain confidential.

How You Can Help

A gift of $30 will provide the tools a student needs for a successful school year.

Here is a list of the NEW school supplies we need for the 2017/2018 school year.

NEW backpacks for students of all ages

70 Count wide ruled spiral notebooks – green, blue, yellow, red, and black

Fiskars scissors

Sturdy pocket folders – yellow, green blue, red, and purple

Glue sticks


Large dry erase Expo markers

24 count Crayola Crayons

24 count packages of colored pencils

Nylon zippered pencil pouches

3″ X 3″ post its

Quart and Gallon size zip lock bags

Highlighters in all colors

Wide ruled loose leaf papers

Composition notebooks

Donations can be dropped off at The Gathering Source on Wednesdays or Saturdays from 10-noon.