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We are excited to announce an updated version of our Back to School program.

We have received incredible community support for this program. New partnerships with corporations and groups enable us to streamline this program and continue to ensure students receive all the supplies they need when returning to school. And we need your help to sponsor and pack school supply kits for local kids.

By providing a kit (instead of individual supplies), you help lnterfaith Outreach give kids exactly what they need for their classrooms next fall – no supplies go to waste. That’s a great use of your resources – and it’s an amazing benefit to each child who is receiving a kit hand-packed by you.

This year, we again anticipate a need for more than 700 kits again for young people. Sign up by July 31 to pack full “kits” for kids in our community. Pack anywhere from one to 100 hundred kits to support K-12 students, on your own or as a group!

How it works (full details here):

  • Choose a grade-level and decide how many kits you want to make (each kit costs approximately $50 to make)
  • Buy supplies
  • Assemble kits
  • Drop off at Interfaith Outreach between Aug. 1 – 12


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.