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Program: 2019 School Supplies

Agency: School Supplies - Metro


Resource Number: 63252883
Description

ANOKA COUNTY

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED

Location: Verizon Wireless: 10340 Baltimore Street NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: (763)780-7995
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

Horizons Church "Back to the Books" - CLOSED
Location:  1503 157th Avenue NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Eligibility:  Children in grades K - 12 resident in Anoka-Hennepin or Forest Lake school districts
Registration:  Must register online in advance at http://www.myhorizonschurch.com/backtothebooks/ or by calling (763)413-7210 ext. 106
Distribution:  Sunday, August 11th, 2019 3 pm - 5 pm
Description:  Back to school celebration with free school supplies and food, games, haircuts and inflatables

CARVER COUNTY

CAP Agency - CLOSED

Location:  712 Canterbury Road South, Shakopee, MN  55379
Phone:  (952) 496-2125
Eligibility:  Students in grades K - 12 residing in Carver County. The program is open to current CAP clients who have accessed CAP services in the past 12 months.
Registration:  Walk into CAP Customer Service Desk during regular business hours July and August 2019; Monday 8 am - 6 pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm; Wednesday 9 am - 4:30 pm; parents need a photo ID, proof of Carver County residency, and proof of each child's age.
Distribution:  Arranged at registration; all distributions take place after August 8th, 2019
Description:  Free school supply program

Love, Inc. and Discovery Methodist Church - CLOSED
Location:  Discovery United Methodist Church:  275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone:  952-448-3261
Eligibility:  Child must live within the boundaries of District 112 (Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria), but does not have to attend school there
Registration: Phone registration only beginning on Monday, July 15th, 2019
Distribution:  Friday, August 23rd, 2019 from 6 pm - 8 pm and Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 11 am - 1 pm; must be on one of these dates as alternative pick-ups will not be available
Description:  Free school supply program

DAKOTA COUNTY

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED
Location: Verizon Wireless: 115 Elm Street, Farmington, MN 55024
Phone: (651)344-7300
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED
Location: Verizon Wireless: 919 Vermillion Street, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 437-4800
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED
Location: Verizon Wireless: 17442 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: (952)898-9663
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED 
Location: Verizon Wireless: 740 Main Street, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Phone: (651) 454-0707
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED
Location: Verizon Wireless: 3836 150th Street West, Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: (651)423-1200
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

CAP Agency - CLOSED
Location:  712 Canterbury Road South, Shakopee, MN  55379
Phone:  (952) 496-2125
Eligibility:  Students in grades K - 12 residing in Dakota County. The program is open to current CAP clients who have accessed CAP services in the past 12 months.
Registration:  Walk into CAP Customer Service Desk during regular business hours July and August 2019; Monday 8 am - 6 pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm; Wednesday 9 am - 4:30 pm; parents need a photo ID, proof of Dakota County residency, and proof of each child's age.
Distribution:  Arranged at registration; all distributions take place after August 8th, 2019
Description:  Free school supply program

Ready, Set, Achieve! - CLOSED
Location: Crystal Lake Education Center: 16250 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Eligibility: Lakeville Area students
Registration: No registration; walk-in only
Distribution: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 from 1 pm – 7 pm
Description: Supplies, backpacks, clothing (including winter wear), haircuts, dental varnish and community resources

HENNEPIN COUNTY 

NOTE: The Minneapolis Public Schools have distributed all backpacks that were available through Greater Twin Cities United Way Action Day

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED
Location: Verizon Wireless: 9420 Dunkirk Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55311
Phone: (763)424-9660
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

Back – to – School Carnival - CLOSED
Location: Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Parking Lot: 1711 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: (763) 228-7968
Eligibility: Open to the public
Registration: Register online to reserve a spot: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3R2NSGW
Distribution: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1 pm – 5 pm
Description: Free backpacks, classroom supplies, healthcare screening, haircuts, and much more. There will also be live entertainment, free food, job/financial resources, and games.
 
CROSS - Christians Reaching Out in Social Service - CLOSED
Location:  12915 Weinand Circle, Rogers, MN  55374
Phone:  (763) 425-1050
Eligibility:  Children in grades K - 12 residing in the CROSS service area of West Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo and Rogers
Registration:  No registration required; walk in during regular food shelf hours for food shelf and school supply service during month of August 2019; hours are Monday: 9 am – 4 pm, Tuesday: 12 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday: 9 am – 4 pm, Thursday: 12 pm – 4pm, Friday: 9 am – 2 pm; parents should bring proof of address and photo ID

PRISM - People Reaching Out in Social Ministry - CLOSED
Location:  1220 Zane Avenue North, Golden Valley, MN  55422
Phone:  (763) 529-1350
Eligibility:  Children in grades K - 12 in PRISM's service area, which includes Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Crystal and Plymouth (east of 494); children receiving supplies must live in the home and be verified prior to registration with a medical card, birth certificate, social security card or school record.
Registration:  Parents should text (763) 308-4890 or email prism.signup@gmail.com with their full names, child's name(s) and grade for each child from July 8, 2019 - August 16, 2019 (or until full)
Distribution:  Friday, August 23, 2019 from 9 am - 2 pm for registered families only
Description:  Free school supply program

ResourceWest - CLOSED
Location:  1011 1st Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: (952)933-3860
Eligibility:  Child must attend school in grades K - 12 in either the Hopkins or Minnetonka school district and have an income that qualifies the child for the free or reduced school lunch program
Registration:  Call to register August 1st -24th; registrants should have a photo ID for the adult, a utility bill dated within 30 days as proof of residency, and an ID for each child (school ID, medical insurance card, Social Security card)
Distribution:  Distribution by appointment to registered families
Description:  Free school supply program

STEP - Saint Louis Park Emergency Program - CLOSED
Location:  6812 West Lake Street, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone:  (952) 925-4899
Eligibility:  Child must live in Saint Louis Park
Registration:  Either during a family's regular food shelf appointment July 1, 2019 - August 9th, 2019, or by walking in (no appointment necessary) between July 1 and August 9th on the following days/times:
  • Monday and Wednesday 8 am - 10 am and 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm and 5 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Thursday 8 am – 10 am
  • Friday 8 am – 11 am
Families should bring a photo ID for the registering adult, a current utility bill or apartment lease and a birth certificate or passport for each child unless provided to STEP for school supplies in 2018
Distribution:  Distribution will be scheduled at registration
Description:  Free school supply program

WeCAN Ready – to – Learn School Supply Distribution - CLOSED
Location: 5213 Shoreline Drive, Mound, MN 55364
Phone: (952)472-0742                                               
Eligibility: Families in the WeCAN service area (Greenfield, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, western Orono, Rockford, Spring Park, Saint Bonifacius and Tonka Bay).
Registration: No pre-registration, registration and distribution are on the same day. Recipients should have custody of children entering grades K-12 during the 2019-2020 school year and bring the following: ID for parent/caregiver, proof of address (lease, utility bill from past 30 days) and ID for each child receiving school supplies (school ID, medical insurance card or report card from 2018-2019).
Distribution: WeCAN office on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Description: School Supplies

RAMSEY COUNTY 

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED
Location: Verizon Wireless: 2034 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55116
Phone: (651)330-0217
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

Family Values for Life Back to School Celebration, Saint Paul - CLOSED
Location:  Bruce Vento Elementary School, 409 Case Avenue, Saint Paul, MN  55106
Eligibility: Residents of Saint Paul with children in grades Pre-K - 12
Registration:  No pre-registration; registration and distribution are on the same day; adult must bring photo ID; child must be present
Distribution:  Walk-in Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Description:  Free school supplies, haircuts, and fun family activities

Merrick Community Services Back to School Celebration - CLOSED 
Location:  1669 Arcade Street, Suite 4, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Phone:  (651)771-9339
Eligibility:  Children grades K - 12 who reside in the east side of Saint Paul within the Merrick Community Services food shelf boundaries, which include:  Case to English to Minnehaha on the north, Soo Railroad to Warner Road on the south, White Bear Avenue on the east, Lafayette to I-94 on the west; Larpenteur Avenue on the north, Carver Avenue to Point Douglas Road on the south, McKnight on the east, White Bear Avenue to Minnehaha to English on the west
Registration: Pre-register in person or online. In person at the Merrick Community Center: Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 4 pm. Pre-register online at https://merrickcs.org/backpacks/ starting, July 19th, 2019 and will remain open while supplies last; form is in English and Spanish; call for more information or with questions.
Distribution:  Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10 am – 2 pm
Description:  Free school supplies

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf - The Good Neighbor Back to School Project, Mounds View - CLOSED
Location:  Ralph Reeder Food Shelf:  2544 Mounds View Boulevard, Mounds View, MN 55112
Phone: 651-621-6280
Eligibility:  Children must attend a school in the Mounds View Public School District, which covers the cities of Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights
Registration:  Call during the month of August to schedule an appointment for the month of August, 2019; parents provide picture ID and a medical card, Social Security card or birth certificate for each student; if receiving food, must also provide a current piece of dated mail for each adult in the household
Distribution:  By scheduled appointment in August
Description:  Free school supply program

SCOTT COUNTY

CAP Agency - CLOSED
Location:  712 Canterbury Road South, Shakopee, MN  55379
Phone:  (952) 496-2125
Eligibility:  Students in grades K - 12 residing in Scott County
Registration:  Walk into CAP Customer Service Desk during regular business hours July and August 2019; Monday 8 am - 6 pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm; Wednesday 9 am - 4:30 pm; parents need a photo ID, proof of Scott County residency, and proof of each child's age
Distribution:  Arranged at registration; all distributions take place after August 8th, 2019
Description:  Free school supply program

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Backpack Giveaway - CLOSED
Location: 209 12th Street SW, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Phone: (651)464-2388
Eligibility: Children must be present to receive a backpack
Registration: Walk-in only, on a first come, first-served basis.
Distribution: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 1pm – 4 pm (while supplies last)
Description: Free backpack

Community Thread - CLOSED
Location:  2300 West Orleans Street Stillwater, MN 55082
Eligibility:  Stillwater Area School District only grades K - 12
Registration:  Walk in; no pre-registration required
Distribution:  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 3-6pm and Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 9:30am-Noon; no documents or paperwork required.
Description:  Free shop for school supplies. Families will shop for school supplies with a volunteer

Friends in Need Food Shelf - CLOSED
Location:  535 4th Street, Saint Paul Park, MN  55071
Phone: (651)458-0730
Eligibility:  Students in grades K - 12 residing in Cottage Grove, Newport, Saint Paul Park and Grey Cloud Island
Registration:  Walk in; no registration required
Distribution:  Thursday, August 15th, 2019 from 4 pm - 6:30 pm; parents must bring photo ID and proof of current address (utility bill or copy of lease)  
Description:  Free school supply program

UNITED WAY ACTION DAY BACKPACKS
A list of agencies that received the United Way Action Day backpacks can be located here https://www.gtcuw.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Action-Day-Agency-Recipients.pdf. These agencies may distribute to their own already existing clients and/or may provide them to individuals who are not current clients. Individuals can contact an agency to determine if they are eligible to receive a backpack from them or not. Residents of school districts should contact their school district’s office or social worker.



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