School Supply Drive

Help students and families start the school year off right!

Westwood is partnering with Love INC of Carver County and Oak Point Elementary in Eden Prairie to provide over 550 students in need with a backpack and school supplies. There are many ways for our community to participate; we need 200+ volunteers, thousands of school supply items, and hundreds of hours of time to help children get ready for school this year. See below for details of the two events, and for ways you can donate and volunteer at each.

If you have any questions, please reach out to outreach@westwoodcc.org.

School Supply Store

Donate

Donate needed items by collecting a tag from the Chanhassen or Westonka Campus on July 28th. August 4th, and August 11th. Items can be returned to either campus by August 14th.

Volunteer

On August 23rd we will have a school supply store at our Chanhassen Campus, 5:00pm-7:30pm. Families in need from Eastern Carver County will have the opportunity to “shop” for their backpacks and supplies they need. In 2023, we supplied backpacks and school supplies for over 400 students. There are many ways to get involved from being a personal shopper, serving food, greeting, sorting supplies, and more. We will also need some support on August 24th for a ‘pick-up’ option for families, and with event tear down.

Backpack Stuffing Event

Donate

Donate needed items by collecting a tag from the Bush Lake Campus on July 28th, August 4th, August 11th, August 18th. Please donate items at the Bush Lake Campus by August 18th.

Volunteer

Join us in packing up supplies and backpacks for students Kindergarten to 5th grade at Oak Point Elementary. Our goal is to fill 78 backpacks – 13 per grade! The event will be held on August 24th from 9:00-11:00am at the Bush Lake Campus.

Donate Online

If you are part of our online community and would like to donate items, please follow this link to the school supply Amazon wish list.

If your family is in need of school supplies, please reach out to LoveINC to register for the school supply store at 952-448-3261.