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School Supply Drive 2024

School Supply Drive 2024

August 16, 2024 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

School Supply Drive

United Way of Central Minnesota is collecting school supplies from now through August 16

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

There is an immense need for basic educational tools like school supplies. Without the right supplies, it’s incredibly difficult for students to succeed in the classroom. We need your help.

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

Here's how you can get involved:

1. Collect Supplies

Consider holding a school supply drive at your office, gym or place of worship. Items may be dropped off at United Way until Friday, August 16. Email Mary Krippner or call her at 320-223-7991 to set up a drop-off time.

Most needed items are: 

  • Pencils

  • Notebooks

  • Folders

  • Pencil boxes

  • 24 count crayons

  • 12 count color pencils

  • Markers

  • Glue sticks

  • Scissors

  • Rulers

  • Pencil sharpeners

  • Dice

  • Deck of cards

  • Loose-leaf paper

  • Pink Erasers
  • Facial Tissues

Items for student hygiene kits:

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

2.  Purchase Impacks

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Through our partnership with Impacks, you may purchase discounted school supply kits for Central Minnesota students. Impacks will donate one pack to United Way of Central Minnesota's drive for every five packs purchased. You have the option to purchase both full and partial packs. Learn more and make a purchase.

3.  Make a Donation

Finally, please consider making a donation. All funds buy bulk school supplies that are distributed to students in the most need. 

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School supplies stay in our community and are donated to Central Minnesota schools and youth programs.