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School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive

August 18, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


School Supply Drive

Did you know that we have an opportunity to support over 10,000 Central Minnesota kids in need with foundational school supplies.

There is an immense need among these students for critical support in foundational education tools like school supplies. Without the right supplies, it’s incredibly difficult for students to succeed in the classroom. That's where we need your help.

Support local students as they return to the classroom by ensuring they have the tools for success. Donations will benefit students in Central Minnesota.


Here's how you can get involved:


1. Collect Supplies

Consider holding a school supply drive at your office, gym, or place of worship. These items can be dropped off at our United Way office between August 14-18. Please email Mary Krippner or call her at 320.223.7991 to set up a time to deliver.

The items most needed are: 

  • Pencils

  • Notebooks

  • Folders

  • Pencil box

  • 24 count crayons

  • 12 count color pencils

  • Markers

  • Glue sticks

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Dice

  • Deck of cards

  • Loose-leaf paper

  • Pink Erasers
  • Facial Tissues

Emotional Support Kits for Students

  • Stress balls

  • Coloring books

  • Colored pencils

  • Journals

  • Play-doh/silly putty

Hygiene Kits for Students

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bodywash/Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons/Pads

2. Purchase Supplies through 


Through our partnership with Impacks, you can purchase discounted school supply kits that will be donated to Central Minnesota students. With every 5 packs that are purchased through Impacks, they will donate one pack to our School Supply Drive. Both full and partial packs can be purchased. Please visit their website to learn more. 

Make a purchase through Impacks

3. Make a Donation

Finally, please consider making a donation through our website. All funds will be used to buy bulk school supplies that will be distributed to students in the most need. 

Make a Donation 


All school supplies will be donated to schools and youth programs around Central Minnesota.