Wish List

Your Wish List participation greatly enhances the quality of education at Chester Upland School District

These annual goals represent an ever-evolving wish list of items that are vital to helping advance the quality of education in the new Chester Upland School District. The list includes everything from building maintenance fixes to classroom supplies to enhanced academic and extracurricular offerings to off-campus experiences. Choose an area that interests you and pledge any amount toward as many wish list items as you’d like to support. If you’re able to donate specific goods where requested, please contact us.

Just as drops of water fill a bucket, no donation amount is too small or too large! Thank you for fostering excellence in teaching and learning.

From sneakers to HVAC systems

Our needs range from small to large items, like sneakers to heating/ventilating and air-conditioning systems, as well as other types of support. Please scroll through these ways to give. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Maintenance of Facilities and Physical Environment

Building repairs at Chester High School


Help us provide students with a safe, clean, well-maintained campus.

Football stadium lights

Stadium Lights

A lit field offers students and the community camaraderie and strengthens team spirit.

HVAC system


Help improve our learning and working environment with a new heating and cooling system.

Playground Upgrades

Playground Equipment

Help our children exercise and play during recess.

New roof for Main Street Elementary School

A safe, secure roof is needed to provide students with an environment that is conducive to learning.

High School Broadcasting Studio


Give students valuable experiences in radio by helping us bring our studio back to life.

New roof for Toby Farms Intermediate School

Help us maintain this school building with a new roof.

Empowering District Leaders to Address Needs

Unrestricted Giving

Unrestricted gifts are incredibly important. They give CUSD the flexibility to seize opportunities and address unforeseen challenges at any given moment.

Classroom Tools/ Student Supplies/ Uniforms/Musical Instruments & Supplies

Mac Book Air laptops


Help us incorporate computer literacy and online resources into the everyday classroom.

Uniforms for sports teams and band members


Donate funds for new uniforms, or contact us to donate gently used uniforms in our school colors.



Help us provide each student with comfortable footwear to complete their school uniform.

Musical Instruments & Supplies

Music Supplies

Help us expand student access to instruments and sheet music. Have an instrument to donate? Contact us.

Classroom tools and school supplies

School Supplies

Our teachers can always use grants for school supplies. Have items to donate? Contact Us.

Art Supplies

Art Supplies

Our teachers can always use grants for art supplies. Have items to donate? Contact Us.

Academic and Other Enhancements

Staff incentives for excellent performance

Recognizing excellence among the staff increases engagement and raises morale.

Student Field Trips

There’s no substitute for learning experiences such as trips to museums, historical and environmental sites, and live performances.

Website and social media marketing

Web and Social

Help us keep students, parents and the community engaged and informed.

Staging Dramatic Productions and Concerts

Help our students bring shows to the stage by funding items from costumes to sheet music. Have items to donate? Contact Us.

Our Campaign

Help us! We need to raise $1,500,000