School Supply Drive - How We Help

School Supply Drive

Each summer United Way of Cass-Clay coordinates the annual School Supply Drive to equip thousands of local K-12 students with the backpacks and supplies they need to succeed in school. In 2018, 6,097 local K-12 students were equipped with a backpack and set of school supplies because of the generosity of this community.

2018 School Supply Drive Impact Statistics 


• Read more details below 
Call: 701-237-5050


• New backpacks
• Pencils
• Pencil pouches
• Crayons (24 count)
• Glue sticks
• Bottles of glue
• Wide markers (10 count)
• Narrow markers (10 count)
• Colored pencils (12 count)
• Pointed scissors
• Erasers
• Blue and black pens
• Red pens
• Highlighters
• 2-pocket folders
• Rulers
• 1” 3-ring binders
• Spiral notebooks* 
• Composition notebooks* 
• Loose leaf paper*
     *college ruled & wide ruled

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 availible summer 2019.

We encourage you to get involved with the School Supply Drive by donating supplies, or encouraging others to donate supplies and support the project!
If you have any questions, please email

• Supplies are available for students attending K-12 schools in Cass or Clay Counties during the 2018-2019 school year.

Distribution dates will be announced summer 2019. 

• Students and families receiving supplies must have a form of ID for each child and a completed registration form.
• Acceptable forms of ID include: a social security card, a school ID, or a report card listing the student’s name.
• Registration forms will be available at the door of the FARGODOME.
• Only one form is needed PER FAMILY.


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

Giving opportunities:
• 1 STUDENT    $20 investment
• 1 CLASSROOM (20 students)  $400 investment
• 2 CLASSROOMS (40 students)  $800 investment
• 5 CLASSROOMS (100 students)  $2,000 investment

3 ways to give:
1. ONLINE: Give now online here 
2. BY MAIL: Mail donations to UWCC, PO Box 1609, Fargo, ND 58107
3. IN PERSON: Drop off monetary donations at the United Way of Cass-Clay office located at
219 7th Street South, Fargo (office hours are 7:30am-5:00pm Mon-Thurs and 8am-12pm on Fri)

Step 1: Put out donation bins in your workplace or office (any box or bin will do!)
Print a copy of this Mini School Supply Drive "Donate Here" Poster and put it on your box or bin.

Step 2: Encourage your coworkers and/or customers/clients to donate by:
-Sending emails and messages to your coworkers
-Posting information on internal company websites or communication channels
-Starting a friendly competition
-Sharing some stats about how the School Supply Drive helps local students (view stats here)
-Sharing Irma’s Story (watch here)

Step 3: Organize and count your donations by type 

Step 4: Bring your supplies to the FARGODOME.

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

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

Site sponsor:

Confidence Builder Sponsors:
• First International Bank & Trust
• Gate City Bank
• Sammons Financial Group
• Scheels
• West Acres

Tools for Success Sponsor:
• RealTruck

• Email:
• Call: 701-237-5050
• Join: The United Way School Supply Drive Facebook event