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Students, parents and teachers are all preparing for another unique school year with the challenges brought by COVID-19. One thing we know for certain is that students need supplies to support their learning, whether in the classroom or learning from home. But hundreds of families’ budgets are stretched so thin they can’t afford age-appropriate school supplies. There is still time, with your help, for our community to give kids the tools they need to succeed.


As volunteers work to count, sort and pack supplies, help us fill in any supply gaps with a financial donation so we can purchase our most-needed items.


Volunteers are needed through Sept. 11 to make this program possible. Sign up today to sort incoming school supply donations, pack grade-specific bags of supplies and assist on our school supply distribution day. High school and adult volunteers welcome.

Last year, this amazing community rallied together so that:

  • Nearly 800 students were provided with school supplies
  • 100+ volunteers contributed time to make it happen

This Back to School drive is aligned with Great Expectations (GE), a collaborative school and community initiative designed to eliminate the educational opportunity and achievement disparities experienced by children and youth in our community. Its anchor partners are the Orono and Wayzata Public School Districts and Interfaith Outreach.