Ready Set School works to ensure that all school children in Winona County have the basic and necessary supplies to begin each school year.
It costs Minnesota families over $600 per child per year to prepare their children for school. For nearly a third of Winona County families, that's a financial hardship. Ready Set School steps in to assist these families purchase school supplies and/or clothing for their children. In the past two school years, we have assisted 1,926 students from over 700 families.
Students are qualified to receive assistance from our organization if they meet State of Minnesota Free or Reduced Lunch Guidelines. Students use vouchers to purchase their supplies at participating retailers, so back-to-school dollars stay in our community. Last year, over $45,000 was spent in Winona County.