backpacks

United Way Preparing Students for Success on First Day of School

the organization collected 6,000 backpacks and are still giving them away

FARGO, N.D. — As an educator for more than 40 years, Greg Vandal says there was one thing that never went unnoticed. “There was always a differential between families. Some have resources, some are struggling. Schools are responsible to serve everyone,” Vandal said. United Way of Cass–Clay is now helping out some of those families who could use a helping hand…

United Way Holds School Supply Drive Distribution Event

The organization hopes to help 6,000 students this year

FARGO, N.D. — Thousands of students get to head back to school with a new backpack and school supplies thanks to United Way. The organization held its annual school supply drive, and families gathered at the Fargodome for the distribution event. The goal is to help 6,000 students this year. “We really want to do everything we can to try…

United Way Needs 250 More Backpacks to Meet Their Goal

Any child attending K-12 school in Cass and Clay Counties is eligible to receive a backpack and supplies.

Fargo, ND–United Way of Cass-Clay is only 250 backpacks shy of its goal for the 2019 United Way School Supply Drive. The goal is to help 6,000 local K-12 students this year. Any child attending K-12 school in Cass and Clay Counties is eligible to receive a backpack and supplies. United Way says a donation of $20 can provide a…

Bremer Bank Donates 500 Backpacks to United Way’s School Supply Drive

United Way is trying to collect at least 6,000 by August 1st

FARGO, N.D. — Bremer Bank donates 500 backpacks to United Way of Cass–Clay’s School Supply Drive. The bank is giving back as part of its 75th anniversary. The bank has donated 5,500 backpacks overall to United Way locations in North Dakota, Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Fargo–Moorhead employees filled the backpacks in June, personalizing each one with a special note inside…

United Way Kicks Off 21st Annual School Supply Drive

You can donate until August 1

FARGO, N.D. — Pens and paper might not mean much to you at first glance, for many students in Cass and Clay counties, it makes a huge difference when they start school. United Way is kicking off its annual school supply drive. Showing up to the first day of school with the right supplies is not only necessary, but also…

United Way Reaches Backpack Goal And Sets Distribution Times

20th Annual United Way School Supply Drive

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass-Clay has reached its goal of collecting 6,000 backpacks to give away. The backpacks for the 20th Annual United Way School Supply Drive are being packed by volunteers right now at the Fargodome. Last year, 5,800 backpacks were collected and donated to local K through 12th grade students. This year’s 6,000 backpacks will…

Dancers are Moving and Grooving to Help Kids Have a Better Start to the 2018 School Year

DanceUnited started 5 years ago with people from Courts Plus, now instructors from Anytime Fitness, Family Wellness and YMCA are joining in

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass Clay is collecting donations for their annual School Supply drive and one group is giving back in a funky way. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how DanceUnited is bringing people from all over the community together to make a difference. They are moving and grooving to the beat of each song. “Dancing…

United Way Needs Community’s Help to Collect 500 Backpacks for Kids

It's part of their School Supply Drive

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass-Clay needs the community’s help to collect 6,000 backpacks for their School Supply Drive. They’re just 500 backpacks short of their goal. United Way also needs more donations of scissors and college-ruled notebooks. This is the 20th year of the school supply drive. Last year, United Way collected 58-hundred backpacks for students from 65…

Anonymous Donor Makes a Christmas Miracle for the Great Plains Food Bank

The agency has been busy making deliveries of backpacks to schools for children who have been on the waiting list

FARGO, ND — Great Plains Food Bank is loading up a truck full of supplies for hungry kids in the area, thanks to a generous donor. An anonymous donor asked Great Plains what needed to be done to help children this holiday season. The food bank said they needed a truck for supplies and the donor bought a new truck…

Thomsen Homes Donates to Great Plains Food Bank

$48,000 check presented to Great Plains Food Bank to help with BackPack program

FARGO, N.D. — Thomsen Homes in Fargo is doing its part to make sure kids aren’t going hungry. The custom home builder company handed over a check of $48,000 to Great Plains Food Bank. Earlier this month, Thomsen Homes committed to giving $500 per house closing to go to the BackPack program. That money is enough to supply 100 backpacks…