Other Ways to Help

School Supplies and Backpacks

In August 2017, volunteers organized, packed and delivered more than 1,800 backpacks to schools across the district. Donations came from more than 30 community drives, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund and Farmers Insurance.  

Donations for this summer can be dropped off at the Foundation's new location at 300 E. Loula in downtown Olathe.  The OPSF receives school supply requests from teachers and principals throughout the school year, your support means a lot to Olathe kids! Click here to learn more about items needed and drop-off locations.

If your organization or company would like to host a school supply drive, contact Alice Snider at aasnider@olatheschools.org, (913) 780-7878.

 

Donate a Musical Instrument

The Olathe School District is seeking donations of used band and orchestra instruments for students unable to rent or purchase a musical instrument of their own. Especially needed are clarinets, flutes, trombones, trumpets, violas and violins. Donated instruments can be repaired, if necessary. National and local statistics reveal that participation in music programs keeps children connected to school and correlates directly with high graduation rates. Donating a musical instrument is tax deductible. Instruments may be dropped off at the Instructional Resource Center, 14090 S. Black Bob Rd. For additional information contact Martha Gabel, District Fine Arts Coordinator, 913-780-8230, or mgabelirc@olatheschools.org

Don't have an instrument, but still want to help? Support the Dr. B's Musical Instrument Fund. Funds support the repair of donated instruments and the purchase of new instruments. Make your tax-deductible gifts online or mail your gift to OPSF, 300 E. Loula, Olathe, KS  66061.