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The Back to School Drive ensures K-12 students are equipped with the most-needed school supplies to support their learning, whether in the classroom or at home. The Back to School Drive is an important way our community connects with and rallies around our kids to support their education. With your help, we can give kids the tools they need to succeed.

Together, we can create an ecosystem of support in which:

Every student in our schools

  • succeeds academically, develops critical life skills and is provided the tools to do so.
  • has a sense of connectedness to the broader community.


In August, shop online, in-store, or host a supply drive and drop most-needed school supplies off at Interfaith Outreach. Interested in learning more? Contact Ashley Wyatt, Community Engagement Coordinator, at or 763-489-7505.


Help us fill in any supply gaps we might encounter this summer with a financial donation so we can purchase our most-needed items!


Volunteers make this program possible! We’ll need help in August and September to sort incoming school supply donations, pack grade-specific bags of supplies, and assist on our school supply distribution day. Check back in July to sign up to help.

Last year, this amazing community rallied together so that:

  • Nearly 750 students were provided with school supplies
  • 100+ volunteers contributed time to make this program happen


Please contact Ashley Wyatt, Community Engagement Coordinator, at or 763-489-7505.

The Back to School drive is a program of the Great Expectations Initiative, our community’s collaborative response to educational inequities. Its anchor partners are the Orono and Wayzata Public School Districts and Interfaith Outreach.