Giving back: Places and ways to donate school supplies, money


Below is an initial compilation of organizations and businesses where people can donate school supplies and money to help young people and schools get ready forb the return to classes.

If you know of any donation effort in your area not listed here, please let us know and we’ll add it to the resource list:

Places To Donate School Supplies: 

  • Bismarck Public Schools Foundation – Fill The Bus Project 

Date: Monday August 20, 6 am to 6 pm. Three locations: 

  • Red Carpet Car Wash (North & South Locations) 
  • North by Century High 
  • South near Washington St. and Expressway. 

No time to buy school supplies and take them to school buses? Donate money online. When you make a donation online, Bismarck Public Schools will buy the supplies and make sure they get to students in need before school starts. 

Be sure to click the button next to “Fill The Bus” on the form 

  • Carrie’s Kids – Meeting The Needs 

Virtual Backpack Drive 

Virtual Shoe Drive 

This time of year, Carrie’s Kids focuses on school needs such as new clothing, new tennis shoes, new backpacks and school supplies. 

Every year, there is a need for 2,000 pairs of tennis shoes and 500 backpacks. 

You can drop off donations at Carrie’s Kids, or you can donate money to be used for buying these items. You can donate money online or by mail or in person. 

See the following website for more information about the needs and donating: 

  • Bismarck Larks/Bismarck Motor Company – Backpack Giveback Program

The Larks and Bismarck Motor Company help provide students in need with backpacks filled with school supplies. 

Children and their parents are encouraged visit Bismarck Motor Company and donate a minimum of (1) one new school supply item. 

Each child who donates a school supply will receive a limited-edition Larks backpack courtesy of Bismarck Motor Company. 

And, for every backpack given away, Bismarck Motor Company will donate one backpack filled with school supplies to Carrie’s Kids. 

  • Office Depot – School Supply Drive 

Visit any participating Office Depot store to donate school supplies in a yellow and red donation box. 

Bismarck: 1026 Bismarck Expressway, next to CashWise 

More information: (701) 255-7997 

  • Operation Home Front: Minot Air Force Base

Raise school supplies for kids of military parents. 

“Operation Homefront is the organization behind the Back-to-School Brigade. If you are currently serving in the US Military or are a family member of a service personnel or a veteran you could qualify for their special programs, including the Back-to-School Brigade. The Brigade program specifically focuses on providing free school supplies to military family members in need for back to school.”

Distribution is Aug. 15, 2018 at Minot AFB for base school kids.

  • Salvation Army and the Minot Area Homeless Coalition both are accepting school supplies and clothing donations at any time.

Consumer Purchase-Related Programs To Donate Money To Schools: 

  • Dan’s SuperMarket – Direct Your Dollars 

Save your receipts from shopping at any area Dan’s Supermarket. Give the receipts to a participating school. For every $125,000 in receipt totals turned in, the school gets $1,000. 

  • Northwest Tire – Smart Start 

During August, buy a set of 4 tires – customer gets a $25 rebate, and NW Tire will donate another $25 to the school of the customer’s choice. 

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