School Supply Drive (How We Help)

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.

Do You Have Questions About The School Supply Drive?

Site sponsor:

Backpack Sponsor 

Confidence Builder Sponsors:

Tools for Success Sponsor:


Please note, we can only accept donations of NEW supplies.

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

Information about volunteer opportunities for the 21st Annual School Supply Drive will be available in summer 2019. We encourage you to support the School Supply Drive by donating supplies yourself or running a mini school supply drive!

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

Saturday, August 10th
FARGODOME (1800 North University Drive, Fargo)

Tuesday, August 13th
FARGODOME (1800 North University Drive, Fargo)

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, 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday, 8am-12pm)

STEP 1: Download the How to Coordinate a Mini School Supply Drive at Your Workplace document to help you get started! 

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!