With just a few days to go until ResourceWest starts distributing school supplies, the organization is just 40 percent of the way toward its goal of raising $20,000 for its Back-to-School program, the organization told supporters Wednesday.
The Hopkins nonprofit’s annual Back-to-School drive runs through Aug. 31, but it will start handing out backpacks to families on Monday. 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 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.
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