A new school year brings hopeful expectations of new friends, great memories and a fresh start. But hundreds of families budgets are stretched so thin they can’t afford age-appropriate school supplies. With your help, we can give kids the tools they need to succeed. Just one more way to build Great Expectations in our community and support kids’ success from cradle to career.
Shop and send supplies from home — New this year!
Visit Interfaith Outreach’s Back to School Amazon wish list to save time! Even better, you can have your supply donations shipped directly to our offices: Interfaith Outreach / Attn: Liz Erstad-Hicks, Back to School / 1605 County Road 101 N / Plymouth, MN 55447. After you purchase items online, please forward your Amazon email receipt to Liz (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can make sure your donation gets recorded.
Download and print a flyer with most-needed supplies and drop-off info to take shopping, email to friends or hang up at your workplace!
If you shop in-store, drop off school supply donations at Interfaith Outreach Monday-Saturday, Aug. 1-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Or make a financial donation. Thank you for setting kids up for success!
|Most Needed||Also Needed|
|Backpacks (large, solid colors)
Wide/College Rule Spirals
Graphing Calculators (TI-83, TI-84)
3-Ring Binders (1 ½-inch)
Dry Erase Markers
Wide/College Loose-leaf Paper
Graph Paper (1/4 inch)
Glue Sticks (no glue bottles)
Pencils and Pens
Crayola Watercolor Paints
|Black Sharpie Markers
Scissors – Pointed Tip
Crayola Markers, Wide Tip Classic Colors
Red Pens/Black Felt Tip Pens
Erasers (large pink or white)
Highlighters — Yellow
Pencil Sharpeners with Covers
Index Cards (3×5 inch)
Post-it Notes (3×3 inch)
Large Facial Tissues
Every little bit makes a difference! Last year…
- 767 students (338 families) were provided with school supplies
- New last year! 50 backpacks were provided to preschoolers
- 98 volunteers contributed 447 hours of time to make it happen
Volunteers are needed Aug. 1-Sept. 6 to sort incoming school supply donations, pack grade-specific bags of supplies, and assist with our school supply distribution day. High school and adult volunteers welcome.