The State Department of Education recently launched Project Meet the Need.

“I have heard from many educators that their classrooms were damaged or destroyed by spring tornadoes, floods and other storms,” State Superintendent Janet Barresi said. “In response, I have invited any teacher, administrator or support staff that lost classroom supplies in the spring storms to share a ‘wish list’ of needed items.”

These needs are posted on the State Department of Education’s website, where the public is invited to view the list and donate to help Meet the Need.

Click here to see the wish lists that have been posted on our Project Meet the Need webpage.

Donations can be brought to the State Department of Education, 2500 N Lincoln Blvd., the Oliver Hodge Building, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Supplies will be delivered to educators before the start of the school year.

We know through the generosity of many caring individuals, businesses and organizations, that many items have already been donated. We also know some needs may still be unmet. This is why we have invited input from teachers who may have lost classroom items. We've encouraged them to include wish-list items that include storage units, equipment and treasures they may have acquired over the years that made their classrooms special places for students.