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back to school

The 2018 Back to School supply collection is over. Please check back in August 2019, or give back to local youth by volunteering. Check out our volunteer opportunities today!

you made a difference for local families

Huge thanks to every individual, family, business, faith community, school group or civic group who donated or pulled together a supply collection this year. You are the passion and power behind our work, and we are so grateful! Your Back to School generosity is one more way to build Great Expectations in our community and support kids’ success from cradle to career. Thank you!

target gift registry – NEW THIS YEAR! 

Many of our donors took advantage of our Target wish list this year and shopped online, shipping donations directly to Interfaith Outreach. For those of you who prefer not to brave the back-to-school shopping scene, it’s a convenient way to give back. Thanks for trying something new with us!


This Back to School supply drive is aligned with Great Expectations (GE), a collaborative school and community initiative designed to close the educational opportunity and achievement gaps of an estimated 500 preschool and 1,600 K-12 children in our community from cradle to career. GE focuses on kids whose families struggle with low incomes and/or kids of color who are not meeting key education benchmarks. Its anchor partners are Interfaith Outreach and the Wayzata and Orono School Districts.