Join us on Saturday, August 17th from 10am2pm at the Merrick Community Center for Merrick’s
annual Back to School Celebration event, benefitting economically disadvantaged youth on Saint Paul’s East
Side. For over 15 years, Merrick has hosted the backpack distribution event, benefitting over 800 families by
providing students with school supplies and basic needs items in preparation for the school year.

This free event will feature a variety of fun and interactive games, a bonus produce distribution, live music,
food and fun for the whole family!

HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES?

Each year, Merrick collects and distributes over 800 backpacks to students in need. Thanks to the generosity of donors, volunteers and community partners, families can register for their backpack beginning July 19th by:

*Registering at the Merrick Community Center,
located at 1669 Arcade Street North, Suite 4
between 8am – 4pm, Monday – Thursday.

Registering online at www.merrickcs.org/backpacks

How can I contribute?

Now through August 12th, you can help provide students with the school supplies they need to be successful in the classroom this upcoming school year! All donated school supplies will be distributed at Merrick’s Back to School Celebration on Saturday, August 17th at the Merrick Community Center. All donation must be received by August 12th. See the list of most needed supplies below.

WHO WILL DONATIONS BENEFIT?

Each year, Merrick collects and distributes over 800 backpacks to
students in need. Thanks to the generosity of donors, volunteers and
community partners, Merrick’s Back to School Celebration has
provided low-income families with school supplies and basic
needs for over 15 years!

MOST NEEDED SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Backpacks
Scissors
Pens
Notebooks
Rulers
Pencil Pouches
Snacks

Pocket Folders
Flash Drives
Erasers
Pencils
Index Cards
Crayons

Pencil Sharpeners
Calculators
Markers
Glue Sticks
Highlighters Colored Pencils
Rulers
Academic Planner

$5 Buys a package of markers for a growing artist
$10 Buys notebooks, folders, pencils, and pens for one student
$20 Buys a new backpack for one student
$50 Buys a backpack and supplies for an elementary school student
$100 Buys a backpack and supplies for a high school student

Click Here To Donate

LEND A HELPING HAND

We need dedicated individuals and corporate groups to help assemble the backpacks August 12th through August 16th and then to distribute them on August 17th.
 

To volunteer call or email:
Brant Ingalsbe
651 219 5555
bingalsbe@merrickcs.org

Volunteer shifts available:
Au
gust 12th -16th (Monday -Friday)9am -12pm or 1pm – 4pm
August 17th (Saturday)
9am – 12pm or 12 pm – 3pm