Public - Supply


We create writing essentials in support of public school arts.

Our Mission

The Public - Supply mission is simple: to support creative work in our country's public schools. Whether students are painting, acting, singing, writing, or coding, we believe that creativity helps students become more engaged in the classroom, at home, and in the world.

Smaller budgets and an increasing emphasis on standardized test scores have lead to cuts in the resources devoted to the creative arts at both a national and local level. Talented, committed teachers often don’t have the materials they need for simple art projects -- stuff like blank paper, paintbrushes, and markers -- and some schools have had to cut entire departments.  Public - Supply works to provide materials where they're needed and bring together creative thinkers to create a community that supports our schools.

Public - Supply is a for-profit company that channels 25% of profits from every sale to a teacher in a high-need classroom who will use the money for a project that drives creativity. A full list of the classrooms funded so far is posted on our Classrooms page.  If you have any additional questions about our donations, please get in touch at



Photo Credit: Beth Kleinpeter

Photo Credit: Beth Kleinpeter

We are a team of designers and passionate business folk looking to make great products and a big difference.


Public - Supply was founded by four friends with a passion for design and a belief that every student has the right to an arts education.  We are committed to creating distinctive, high-quality products, and to making a difference by giving public school teachers the resources they need to help their students grow through creative work.  


We have partnered with to allocate the majority of our donations because we believe in their philosophy and process, and they make transparency very easy.  You can learn more about them at their site:  If you'd like to draw our attention to a specific classroom project you think is worthwhile, send us an email at  We thank for their commitment to education, and are happy to support them in whatever way we can.

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Our story has been covered by leading publications like Fast Company, Monocle, GQ, and Cool Hunting.  As our audience and outreach grows, we’d like to thank the press and our loyal followers for their commitment to our mission and product.  If you’re interested in covering our story and product, please contact us as