Join us on Saturday, August 18th from 10am-2pm at the Merrick Community Center for our annual Back to School Celebration event, benefiting economically disadvantaged youth on Saint Paul’s East Side. For over 15 years, Merrick has hosted the backpack distribution event, benefiting over 800 families by providing students with school supplies and basic needs items in preparation for the school year. The celebration features a variety of community partners and volunteers coming together to ensure all youth are prepared for their first day of school. Become part of the celebration today!
STUDENT(s) BACKPACK REGISTRATION
Are you looking for some help with school supplies for your child? Click the link below and complete the registration form completely, or call Merrick Community Services at
651-771-9339 for more information.
Note: As of Monday, August 13th, registrants will be placed on a wait list due to school supply availability.
BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Now through August 13th, 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 August 18th at the
Merrick Community Center.
MOST NEEDED SCHOOL SUPPLIES
- Flash Drives
- Index Cards
- Scientific Calculators
- Pencil Pouches
- Colored Pencils
- Pocket Folders
- Pencil Sharpeners
- Glue Sticks
We are looking for dedicated individuals and corporate groups to help us assemble and distribute backpacks to East Side Saint Paul youth!
Volunteer Shifts Include:
August 13th – August 17th (Monday – Friday)
9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm
August 18th (Saturday)
9am – 12pm or 12pm – 3pm