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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