Monday, 05 December 2022 11:41

CiTi BOCES Teachers Receive Kids In Need Foundation Grant For School Supplies

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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi BOCES) English teacher Rachelle Salmonsen and CTE Advantage program Social Studies teacher Steven Buske wrote a grant to the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF).

The written grant was requesting to be considered for the reception of boxes of school supplies for students in need.

According to their website, The Kids In Need Foundation's Supply A Teacher Program seeks to empower teachers by providing supplies for their classroom and eliminate the burden of purchasing supplies out of their own pocket. 

Each teacher supported through Supply A Teacher receives two large boxes filled with the items they need to fuel a full semester of active learning for 24 students. Donors can fund a teacher, school, or entire school district.

This year, Buske reported that large boxes were indeed received – including notebooks, folders, art supplies, pencils, rulers, colored pencils, pencil pouches, composition books, and more. The donation was fully funded through thanks to the website’s generous partner, Mead Five Star ®.

“These donations and annual shipments we’ve recently received have been so incredibly helpful in providing students with the essential supplies that they need on an everyday basis here, we’re very grateful for all the help and support,” Buske said. “This is the third shipment of school supplies we’ve received since we wrote the grant.”

The school supplies will be distributed amongst teachers and students within the Exceptional Education wing of the BOCES campus, as well as CTE Advantage students.

For more information on CiTi BOCES and career and technical education (CTE) program offerings, visit

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