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 2019, 6,033 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 2019 School Supply Drive impact statistics.

Are you a parent/guardian who was unable to attend the 2019 distribution events August 10 & 13 and are still in need of school supplies?

The 2019 School Supply Drive Distribution events have now concluded. United Way provides any additional backpacks and supplies directly to our local school districts. United Way does not have any backpacks or supplies at the United Way office or the FARGODOME. Contact your student's school and/or the school district where your child attends school to inquire about backpacks and supplies. Thank you!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS


Volunteer opportunities will open in the summer of 2020!  For more information on the 2020 United Way of Cass-Clay School Supply Drive, please email SchoolSupplyDrive@UnitedWayCassClay.org


 

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!


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 in 2019:

Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00-11:30 am
FARGODOME (1800 North University Drive, Fargo)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 
4:00-7:00 pm
FARGODOME (1800 North University Drive, Fargo)

 

Are you a parent/guardian who was unable to attend the 2019 distribution events August 10 & 13 and are still in need of school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year? 
The School Supply Drive Distribution events have now concluded. United Way provides any additional backpacks and supplies directly to our local school districts. United Way does not have any backpacks or supplies at the United Way office or the FARGODOME. Contact your student's school and/or the school district where your child attends school to inquire about backpacks and supplies. Thank you!


Do You Have Questions About The School Supply Drive?


Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Links & Documents

United Way School Supply Drive CRA Goals Informational Sheet

Click here for more information on the national school lunch program