Backpack and School Supplies Drive and Distribution The goal of Running Start for School is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies to students most in need.
In these tough economic times, many families that live in Olmsted County struggle to purchase school supplies for their children. This year over 8,400 students in Olmsted County may need our help with getting a backpack and school supplies for school year 2017/2018!
We need YOUR help with over 41 needs involving over 450 volunteers!! You can use the "search by - select a filter" to narrow your search, i.e. if you love being an counting pencils, put "inventory" in the phrase filter or you can also filter by date or call 507-287-2002 for more information!
Please note that this year, United Way will not have distribution volunteer needs. Individual schools/or school districts will distribute school kits to eligible students.