With more than 600 students still needing help, ResourceWest is running low on school supplies, according to an announcement the organization sent to supporters.
The Hopkins nonprofit started handing out backpacks to families on Monday for its annual Back-to-School drive, which 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
- Colored pencils
- Washable markers
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, although it is still only 65 percent toward that goal.
Together, cash and in-kind donations aim 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.