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: Registration will begin July 1st. Supplies are limited, please register early to avoid being placed on a waiting-list. 

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

  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Flash Drives
  • Index Cards
  • Scientific Calculators
  • Highlighters
  • Pens
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Erasers
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Backpacks
  • Notebooks
  • Pocket Folders
  • Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Glue Sticks

SCHOOL SUPPLY DROP-OFF SITE

Interested in making a donation or setting up a school supply drive at your business or church? 
Contact Brandon Griffin at bgriffin@merrickcs.org or call 651-219-5557.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

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

To schedule your volunteer shift, apply today at www.merrickcs.org/volunteer 
or contact Brandon Griffin at bgriffin@merrickcs.org

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS