Providing school supplies is one of ResourceWest's most important programs because being successful in school starts with having the basic supplies.
Did you know the average required school supplies for an elementary student costs over $75? This does not include a backpack, or the non-traditional supplies which are grade or class-specific such as graphing calculators, art supplies, special folder and binders.
Without this program, over 1,100 children in the Hopkins and Minnetonka school districts would have limited, or no, school supplies on the first day of school.
Imagine going to school without paper or pencils! It is difficult to believe that some families in our community can’t afford these basic necessities, but it is the reality for a growing number of families.
Through our Back-to-School program, each registered K-12 student receives a new backpack filled with grade specific basic school supplies. It is a great joy to watch the children pick out their new backpack and supplies. We love powering a successful start to the school year for these kids!
As the demographics of our community have changed, the number of students needing assistance has grown. We are seeing an increase in the number of families utilizing the Back-to-School program in the 2011-2012 school year.
Registration dates: August 12 - 16, 2013
Distribution dates: August (TBD), 2013
To qualify for this program:
- Your child(ren) must be students in the Hopkins or Minnetonka School Districts.
- Your family must have an income that qualifies your family for the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. To see if you qualify, please contact us for the guidelines
- You must have physical custody of the children
- Your children must be under the age of 18 and registered for school.
You must bring the following to your appointment:
- Current utility bill (within 30 days for proof of residency)
- ID for yourself
- ID for your children (school ID, medical insurance cards, Social Security card)
Our office does supply needed supplies through out the school year - please contact our office for more information. (952-988-5350 or 915 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343)
Thank you to our 2012 Back-to-School Collection Sites:
43 Hoops (Hopkins)
Blue Ridge Dental (Minnetonka)
Coldwell Banker Burnett (Minnetonka)
Cub Foods (Minnetonka)
Dunn Brothers (Hopkins)
Dunn Brothers (Excelsior)
Eisenhower Community Center (Hopkins)
Excelsior United Methodist (Excelsior)
First Minnetonka City Bank (Hopkins)
First Minnetonka City Bank (Minnetonka)
Hopkins Fusion (Hopkins)
Gethsemane Lutheran Church (Hopkins)
Great Harvest Bread Company (Minnetonka)
Hopkins City Hall (Hopkins)
Mid-Country Bank (Minnetonka)
Mid-Country Bank (Shorewood)
Minnetonka City Hall (Minnetonka)
MinnWest Bank (Minnetonka)
Mizpah UCC (Hopkins)
Shepherd of the Hills Church (Edina)
Shorewood City Hall (Shorewood)
Spirit of Hope Counseling Center (Minnetonka)
Top Colour Shop (Hopkins)
Whole Foods Market (Minnetonka)
YMCA - Ridgedale (Minnetonka)
For informationon becoming a collection site, please contact Judy (952-988-5350)
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A big THANK YOU to
Gethesemane Lutheran Church's
Memorial Foundation for their
generous gift of $3,969 - they are
our newest Founders of Hope donors!
Also thank you to the
Excelsior Rotary Club's Foundation
for their donation of $2,000 to
our Back-to-School Program!
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