The Education Partnership, a Pennsylvanian nonprofit is donating thousands of dollars of school supplies to Pittsburgh Schiller in East Deutschtown.

A magnet middle school in Northside, Schiller will receive critically needed school and class room supplies at no cost to them, up to three times a year from The Education Partnership. Supplies will include binders, rulers, pencils, gently used library or text books, calendars, office supplies and much more.

To be eligible to receive supplies from The Education Partnership requires that at least 70 percent of the school’s student body qualifies for the National School Lunch Program, which provides free or low-cost lunch to students who need it.  

In addition to the school supplies, each student at Schiller will receive a Christmas present from the Education Partnership this year during the holidays.

The Education Partnership collects donations from customers at Giant Eagle and from their corporate partners, Giant Eagle Inc., American Eagle Outfitters, Home Depot, Pittsburgh Pirates and many others to purchase the supplies needed.

The Education Partnership works to “address educational inequities by providing and enabling access to the tools and resources necessary to support teachers and enhance a student’s ability to learn and succeed.” To learn more information about the organization, visit their website at www.theeducationpartnership.org.