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BACK TO SCHOOL

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.

DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

In August, shop online, in-store, or host a supply drive and drop most-needed school supplies off at Interfaith Outreach. Or pre-pack bags with complete supplies for individual students. Interested in learning more? Contact the Back to School team at btsvolunteer@iocp.org or 763-489-7505.

SCHOOL SUPPLY NEED

MOST NEEDED ALSO NEEDED
Backpacks (new, large, solid color) Spiral Notebooks (wide/college rule) Pencil Sharpeners with Receptacle
Earbuds Loose-leaf Paper (wide/college rule) Scissors (pointed tip)
3-Ring Binder (1 inch, neutral solid color) Pocket Folders (variety of solid colors) Index Cards
Composition Notebooks (wide/college rule) Post-It Notes Colored Pencils (Crayola/target brand)
Pencil Boxes Pencils (No. 2 and mechanical) Markers (Crayola/target brand)
Graph Paper Notebook Glue Sticks Blue/Black/Red Pens
Crayons Dry Erase Markers Erasers – large
Highlighters

MAKE A FINANCIAL GIFT

Want to help but don’t have time to shop? Make a financial donation to Interfaith to help fill in any supply gaps we might encounter this summer so we can purchase our most needed items!

volunteer

Volunteers are needed July 27 – Sept. 13 to make this program possible. Sign up today by selecting “Special Programs” in the drop down menu to choose a date and time to help sort incoming school supply donations, pack grade-specific bags of supplies and assist on our school supply distribution day. High school and adult volunteers are welcome.


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

QUESTIONS?

Please contact our Back to School team at btsvolunteer@iocp.org 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.