School Supply Drive

The 18th Annual United Way of Cass-Clay School Supply Drive kicked off in July of 2016 and we are happy to announce that 5,854 local students received backpacks full of supplies ready to start the school year. While we know that not all families who received backpacks access the Free & Reduced Lunch program, 79% of those who did receive backpacks last year self-reported being enrolled.  In the combined Cass & Clay county school districts there are 9,660 children that are utlilizing the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch program.

View the 2016 Stats from the School Supply Drive

Thanks to the incredible support from the community, in the last 5 years, over 25,632 backpacks full of brand new school supplies have been distributed to local Cass and Clay County K-12 grade students. The United Way School Supply Drive exists to remove one barrier that local families have to learning. We know that when a child goes to school with the tools they need on the first day they are prepared to learn.

RUN A COMPANY SUPPLY DRIVE
Get your office involved by starting a Company Supply Drive! Below is a list of supplies that are needed the most (for a full list, click here):
NEW backpacks (no wheels)*, 1" 3-Ring Binders*, Pencil Pouches, Glue sticks, Dry erase markers, Sharpies, Composition notebooks, Rulers, Markers, Backpacks, Red pens. If you run a drive, please organize your supplies and count them using our inventory sheets.

School Supply Drive FAQs

HOW TO DONATE FINANCIALLY
Monetary donations can be mailed to UWCC, PO Box 1609, Fargo, ND 58107 or dropped off at United Way of Cass-Clay at 219 7th Street South, Fargo.

OR GIVE ONLINE NOW

2017 Dates to Know:

School Supply Drive Opens: July 10th

Volunteer Opportunities: July 24 - August 8

Distributions August 5 and August 8

 

HOW TO VOLUNTEER - VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION OPENS July of 2017.

Shifts will accommodate between 10-20 people and times are as follow: 9-11am, 11:30-1:30pm, and 2-4pm.
These shifts fill up quickly, so gather your co-workers, friends, or family and mark your calendars to register early! 

HOW TO RECEIVE SUPPLIES
Supplies are available for students residing in and attending K-12 schools in Cass or Clay Counties. United Way of Cass-Clay will be distributing supplies:

Saturday, August 5th
8 am-11:30 am
FARGODOME (1800 North University Drive, Fargo)

Tuesday, August 8th
4-7:00 pm
FARGODOME (1800 North University Drive, Fargo)

Students and families needing supplies must have a form of ID for each child and a completed registration form. Registration forms will be available in July of 2017 as well as at the FARGODOME on distribution days. Only one form is needed PER FAMILY.

CONTACT INFO

For any questions about volunteering or any other School Supply Drive questions, please contact Kelly Rotar on the United Way Team at krotar@unitedwaycassclay.org or 701-237-5050