Over the past several years, the demographics at Blaine have changed. As a result, Chicago Public Schools has cut Blaine’s annual discretionary budget (determined by how many free and reduced meals are served at the school) by nearly $250,000. The discretionary funds we currently receive from CPS are not enough to cover our various programs or our technology needs.

Since Friends of Blaine was founded in 2003, Blaine families and the community have raised more than $700,000 to support high-quality educational programs and resources, including:

-Promethean interactive whiteboards
-Individual teacher projects and teacher grants
-Science on the Go
-Dance Art
-Lookingglass Theater
-Kramer Dome Mobile Planetarium
-Wilson Reading System

To sustain the programming that makes Blaine an innovative, enlightening environment for our children, we rely on financial support to meet our funding challenges.

If you are able to make a donation today, please visit the FOB site at:


Consider making a donation directly to “Blaine School.” Just drop off your donation, along with your contact information (in an envelope marked “Blaine School Fundraising”) in the main office — or mail it to: Blaine School, 1420 W. Grace Street, Chicago, IL 60613.

Important points to remember:

  • Many employers offer a matching gift program. It’s a great way to maximize the amount of your donation.
  • All donations are 100% tax deductible.

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