School Supply Drive (Get Involved)

School Supply Drive

Each summer, United Way of Cass-Clay coordinates the School Supply Drive to equip thousands of local K-12 students with the backpacks and supplies they need to succeed in school. In 2018, 6,075 local K-12 students were equipped with a backpack and set of school supplies because of the generosity of this community! To learn more about the impact of last year’s event, please see our 2018 School Supply Drive impact statistics.


Thank you for your interest in the 2019 United Way of Cass-Clay School Supply Drive! Registration for this event has reached capacity. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list to volunteer for the School Supply Drive, please email

Check out more ways you can get involved in the 2019 United Way School Supply Drive below! 

We encourage you to support the School Supply Drive by donating supplies yourself, running a mini school supply drive or filling out a Power of Community Card!

Download the printable Power of Community Cards PDF to hand write your note of encouragement or have your office fill them out and return them to United Way to be distributed in backpacks during the School Supply Drive!

*Please return any printed and handwritten cards to United Way by July 29.

View and download a School Supply Drive Shopping List: School Supplies Needed by Grade 

Please take a moment to take inventory of the supplies collected and provide when dropping off your donations. Download the form HERE

Donation Drop Sites

Drop off your donations at any of the following locations starting July 9th

Financial donations are the most efficient way to help the greatest number of local students!  United Way can leverage your investment of $20 to equip 1 student with a backpack & basic set of school supplies.

Giving Opportunities and Their Impact:

3 Ways to Give:
1. ONLINE: Give now online here
2. BY MAIL: Mail donations to United Way of Cass-Clay, PO Box 1609, Fargo, ND 58107-1609
3. IN PERSON: Drop off monetary donations at the United Way of Cass-Clay office located at: 219 7th Street South, Fargo (Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM)

See how your donation made an impact on a local student over 20 years ago! 

Download the How to Coordinate a Mini School Supply Drive at Your Workplace document to help you get started! 

Step 1: Download the School Supply Drive Poster, Supply List & Donation Inventory Sheet

Step 2: Put out donation bins (any box or bin will do!) in your workplace or office. 

Step 3: Encourage your co-workers and/or customers to donate by:

Step 4: Organize and take inventory of the supplies collected (Inventory Sheet). 

Step 5: Drop off your supplies at the FARGODOME no later than Thursday, August 1 by 4pm!

United Way of Cass-Clay will be distributing supplies on these dates:

Saturday, August 10th
8:00-11:30 am
FARGODOME (1800 North University Drive, Fargo)

Tuesday, August 13th
4:00-7:00 pm
FARGODOME (1800 North University Drive, Fargo)

Do You Have Questions About The School Supply Drive?

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Links & Documents

United Way School Supply Drive CRA Goals Informational Sheet

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