- MISSION -
CREATE THE BEST, WRITING, ART & OFFICE ESSENTIALS
WE COLLABORATE WITH PASSIONATE DESIGNERS TO MAKE LIMITED EDITION PRODUCTS.
CREATIVE ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS.
A PERCENTAGE OF PROCEEDS FROM EVERY PURCHASE WILL GO TO A CLASSROOM IN NEED.
- 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 even coding, creativity is as important as traditional academics in helping students develop critical thinking, communication skills, and confidence. Unfortunately, smaller budgets and an increasing emphasis on standardized test scores have meant cuts in the resources devoted to the creative arts. Teachers often don’t have the materials they need for simple art projects -- stuff like blank paper, paintbrushes, and markers -- and some schools are having to cut entire departments. We want to provide materials where they're needed, but also to bring together creative thinkers and create a community to support our schools.
- HOW -
Public Supply is a for-profit company that produces responsibly sourced and well crafted writing, art, and office essentials. We channel 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. All design work on our products is done in Brooklyn, New York, and all products are sustainably sourced in the United States. We're confident that our commitment to quality, our distinctive aesthetic, and the opportunity we offer to contribute to a worthy cause will allow the Public Supply brand to spread, and help us to make an impact nationwide.
- DONORSCHOOSE.ORG -
We have partnered with DonorsChoose.org to allocate our donations because we believe in their process, philosophy, and goal. For each line of product we produce and sell, we donate 25% of profits to a DonorsChoose.org classroom. If you'd like to draw our attention to a specific classroom project you think is worthwhile, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank DonorsChoose.org for their commitment to education, and are happy to support them in whatever way we can. You can learn more about them at their site: DonorsChoose.org.
- WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES -
We stamp a tracking number on every product we ship, so when you receive your purchase in the mail, you can visit our Classrooms page and match your tracking number with the classroom and project that you helped fund. We'll also keep a list there of classrooms we've helped in the past, and post any correspondence from teachers we've stayed in touch with.
If you have any additional questions about our donations, please get in touch at email@example.com.