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Groupon, CPS Partner For School Supplies

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    Chicago Public Schools

    Groupon's latest partner is close to home for a good cause.

    The Chicago-based deals site announced Monday it's teaming up with Chicago Public Schools to help buy school supplies for low-income students.

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    The Kits for Kidz campaign will be available on Groupon.com/Chicago starting Tuesday and will let local residents pledge $12 to buy a school supplies kit for a CPS student. It's part of Groupon's G-Team project to help benefit local communities.

    "By providing students with a year’s worth of school supplies, Chicagoans can help a child come to school ready to learn,” CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said in a statement. “We are grateful for Groupon’s support that has given this effort the kind of visibility only Groupon can provide.”

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    The kits include school supplies basics such as folders, notebooks, pencils, crayons and glue sticks. They will be distributed at neighborhood festivals and back-to-school events, according to Groupon.

    Chicagoans can pledge in $12 increments. All proceeds from Groupon's Kits for Kidz campaign will buy school supplies for CPS students.

    “Everyone should be a partner in our efforts to get our kids into school on the first day and prepared for the classroom," Brizard said.