School Supply Drive - How We Help

School Supply Drive

Do you remember those first day of school jitters? Who will be in my class? What should I wear? Will I be able to eat lunch with my friends? For some students, they also worry about having the classroom supplies they need to succeed. Children right here in our community have that worry. The United Way of Cass-Clay School Supply Drive, and you, are here to help!

Each summer, the School Supply Drive provides over 6,000 backpacks filled with supplies to K-12 students in need. This helped them be confident and prepared to succeed in school. In 2019, 6,033 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.


Our distribution events have concluded for this year, however, each public school district in Cass and Clay counties received a limited supply of backpacks to have on hand for students. Please reach out to the school your child(ren) attends to see how you can receive a backpack. 

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:
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)

Do You Have Questions About The School Supply Drive?

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

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