ResourceWest Launches Back-to-School Drive
The program distributes school supplies to students in need.
ResourceWest is asking for your help providing students in need with the school supplies they need to learn.
The Hopkins nonprofit’s annual Back-to-School drive runs through Aug. 31. The organization estimates basic school supplies for an elementary school student cost more than $75.
ResourceWest’s Back-to-School program provides each registered K-12 student a new backpack filled with grade-specific basic school supplies.
The organization is particularly in need of:
- 2 Pocket Folders
- Glue Sticks (lots of them!)
- Color markers—washable, 10pk
- Color pencils—12pk
- Loose leaf, college-ruled paper
- College-ruled, wire-bound notebooks
- Loose leaf, wide-rule paper
- Wide-ruled, wire-bound notebooks
- Plastic rulers
See the PDF to the right of this article for a full list of community drop sites where supplies can be left.
This year, ResourceWest also aims to raise $20,000 in cash that will also be used for school supplies. Together, cash and in-kind donations are expected to prepare more than 1,200 students for the school year. Donations can be made online.
Volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact Rosemaris Campos at 952-988-5352 for more information.
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