Build a Foundation for STEM with Music

A new instrumental music program for at-risk preschool students in Osceola County, Fla., is aimed at helping develop language, motor, social and other skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. The students receive instruction from a professional violinist during 20-minute sessions held twice a week. “This project really isn’t about making them violin players, it’s [...]

Mentoring Can Make the World of Difference to the Life of a Child

By Mike Ockrim, CEO Chicago School Supply Since July is National Make a Difference to a Child Month, I was inspired to volunteer for an organization committed to helping children find a successful path in life.  I did not have to look much further than my own back yard. When I discovered UCAN (short for [...]

Fleet Feet Super Sprint Triathalon to Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Chicago School Supply associates recently competed in the Fleet Feet Super Sprint Triathlon to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the Official Charity of the Chicago Triathlon. Founded in 1949, the Society is the largest national volunteer health agency dedicated to curing Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. If [...]

The Social Media Challenge Movement Raises for $637,000 raised for 116,000

Last month, Chicago School Supply joined the Social Media Challenge by DonorsChoose.org to help raise funds for classroom projects.  The Chicago School Supply Drive 2009, focuses on Chicago area teachers and schools who are in need of funds and supplies in under-served communities.  The Social Media Challenge is an annual event that challenges bloggers to [...]

Games In Education Forum at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair

Chicago School Supply & Games for Educators are teaming together to  host a special forum for educators at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) on Saturday, November 21 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.  This event is the largest annual public Toy and Game event in the country and attendees have the opportunity to participate in [...]

Featured DonorsChoose Classroom Project: Bring Volcanos to our Concrete Jungle!

We are once again pledging our support to Chicago schools through an organization called DonorsChoose.org.  We have selected 51 proposed school projects led by Chicago teachers who need resources and materials to bring these exciting ideas to their classrooms. One of the projects we would like to bring support to is “Bring Volcanos to our [...]