Back to School Drive

There are many reasons Central Minnesota is afantastic place to live. One is the value we put on education. We also have a wonderful commitment to community, and spirit of generosity. As we move into late summer, the start of the new school year brings these qualities into focus.

Students and families are preparing to go back to school. With your help, Catholic Charities is preparing to assist those who are not able to afford basic school supplies. Pre-registation for our Back to School program has already begun, and we’re expecting about 2,000 children will need help. Will you make a gift to help them?

Your gift of cash, or a supply drive at your office or church or in your neighborhood would be greatly appreciated. We’re looking for basic items such as,

  • Backpacks
  • Dry erase markers
  • Notebooks
  • Filler paper
  • Plain folders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Scissors, preferably Fiskars
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Elmer’s School Glue and glue sticks
  • Headphones for computer lab
  • Scientific calculators
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Large erasers
  • Rulers

Whether you share supplies or a financial contribution out of generosity, love, or nostalgia, it’s appreciated. You are appreciated.



Steven P. Bresnahan
Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud

P.S. - If you’ll be conducting a drive, resources are available.

BTS Drive Tool Kit:

Sample Newsletter



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