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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.


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


Please contact our Back to School team 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.