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Back to School Shopping in June? School-Pak Offers One-Stop Shop

Some Brookfield public and parochial schools have contracts with a Milwaukee company that packs classroom needs and brings them to your doorstep.

Maybe you like shopping for school supplies.

Perhaps hauling the kids to the store — or to several stores — and traipsing up and down aisles looking for the right binders and folders, markers and pens, tape and glue sticks, trips your trigger.

If not, there's a way to do it from home with a few clicks, for certain Brookfield public and parochial school. Then you just wait for it all to be packed and shipped to your door.

A national company called School-Pak, founded in Milwaukee, has them all on its online shopping list for these Brookfield schools: Four Elmbrook Schools (ementary, Elementary, Elementary and Middle); , and .

Terri Schulist founded School-Pak in 1991 after a frustrating shopping trip to the store, searching for a "purple folder" that appeared on her son's suggested supply list.

With her husband, Gene, she put together a plan to provide packages of school supplies, based on teachers' lists, to surrounding schools.

School-Pak has now grown to a nationally recognized provider of pre-packaged supply kits, listed as No. 1 on Google searches for "pre-packaged school supplies," "school supply kits" and "packaged school supplies."

Those searches have led to growth in the New York area, Northern Illinois, San Antonio and throughout Florida and other states.

Because it's a Milwaukee company, parents can shop online instead of in stores and still support the local economy.

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