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.  

You can still drop off donations at the OPSF office at 315 N. Lindenwood.  The OPSF receives school supply requests from teachers and principals throughout the school year, your support means a lot to Olathe kids!
If your organization or company would like to hose a school supply drive, contact us at foundation@olatheschools.org.

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. For additional information contact Martha Gabel, District Fine Arts Coordinator, 913-780-8230, or mgabelirc@olatheschools.org

Do you have a volunteer program that you'd like to post on this page? Please contact the Foundation office at 780-8222 or email foundation@olatheschools.org.