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School Supply Events

​The following school supply events take place in 2014:

Inverhills Church Back to School Bash
Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., (Serving Northern Dakota County Residents)
Inverhills Church will be distributing backpacks this year.  Registrations can be done online. Register now.

The distribution is at Church of St.Patrick, 3535 72nd Street East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 . Pre-registered families must pick up their back-packs by 12:15 p.m. on the day of the event, or they will be given away.

Salvation Army  & Mission OutPost at Prince of Peace Church, Burnsville
The Salvation Army will be distributing school supplies through the Mission Outpost/Salvation Army Food Shelf in Burnsville while supplies last. Find out more.

Ready, Set, Achieve! School Readiness Event for ISD 194 (Lakeville) Families
Aug. 20, 2-8 p.m., Crystal Lake Education Center in Lakeville (CountyRd 46 & Ipava Avenue)
Pre-K-12 event will offer school supplies, backpacks, haircuts, spirit wear, clothing, winter wear, community resources and more. For more information contact Julie Ritter at 952-232-3014 or

South Saint Paul School District
The City of South Saint Paul is working cooperatively with the school district to supply backpacks and supplies to South Saint Paul Schools. Parents should call their child’s school to inquire about school supply assistance. The first batch of supplies should be available on Aug. 13 and the second batch on Aug. 20. Neighbors Inc. will be referring children to their local school if they live in South St. Paul.

Neighbors Inc. (Serving Northern Dakota County)
This agency will be referring families to their local school if their child attends the South Saint Paul School District or they will refer families to the event at Inver Hills Church Back to School Bash. They will not be distributing any backpacks or school supplies directly.

360 Communities
Aug. 23 and 30, 360 Communities Family Resource Center
360 Communities is partnering with Vineyard Community Services (Fruit of the Vine food shelf) to distribute backpacks and school supplies to families accessing the 360 Communities Burnsville Family Resource Center. Families can call 952-985-5300 to see if vouchers are still available.

Families with a 360 Communities Family Support Worker assigned to their local school should contact them after Aug. 25, 2014. See attached list  of  participating schools or call 360 Communities as 952-985-5300.

Families in Rosemount can access school supplies through the Rosemount Family Resource Center.  651-322-5113

ISD 196 School Social Workers
Families in ISD 196 can contact their school social worker or school counselor if they need assistance with school supplies. Dana Brown, ISD 196 Community Education, is coordinating the collection and distribution of school supplies for ISD 196. She can be reached at

Hastings Family Service
Serving residents of ISD 200, Hastings Family Services will be scheduling appointments for their school supply program beginning Aug. 4. The distribution event will be by appointment on Aug. 19-21. This event is for students living in Hastings MN. Call 651-437-7134. Find out more.

Simon Says Give High Five for Supplies 
Aug. 16-17, Eagan Community Center. 
These backpacks will go to identified organizations that are working  with children, including the 21 YMCA Organizations and Kids’ N Kinship participants who have requested a backpack in advance. This event is for partnering organizations to pick up the backpacks for the students they serve.

Last updated: 8/14/2014 9:42 AM