Back to School

2017 flyer


New Backpacks for students from Kindergarten – 12th grade
 Glue Sticks -Elmers
 Boxes of 24 Crayons
 Sharpened Yellow Pencils
Wide Tip Markers
Black and Blue Pens
Yellow Highlighters
Boxes of 12 Colored Pencils
Pink Erasers
Pocket Folders – Assorted colors
Wide & College Ruled Spiral Notebooks
College Ruled Loose Leaf Paper


*Composition Notebooks

*Dry Erase Markers

*Red Pens

*3x5in Index Card packs

*Pencil Boxes 5x8in

*Zipper Pencil pouch for 3-ring binder

*Draw String Backpacks

School Supplies will be distributed August 28-September 1, 2017

2017 Community Partners

A special thanks to all the wonderful businesses, organizations, and congregations in the Hopkins and Minnetonka community who generously support the Back to School program by hosting corporate collection drives, serving as a public drop site, or donating volunteer time to ResourceWest.





Great Harvest Bread Company

Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Church


Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Coldwell Banker Burnet -Hwy 7

Mask Hair Designs and Day Spa

MidCountry Bank – Hwy 7

First Minnetonka City Bank – (Both branches)

Cub Foods – Minnetonka

Minnetonka Community Education

First Industrial Realty Trust

Faith Presbyterian Church

Cross of Glory Baptist Church

Minnetonka United Methodist Church

BacktoSchoolProviding school supplies is one of ResourceWest’s most important programs because being successful in school starts with having the basic supplies.

Did you know the average required school supplies for an elementary student costs over $75? This does not include a backpack, or the non-traditional supplies which are grade or class-specific such as graphing calculators, art supplies, special folders, or binders.

Without this program, over 1,400 children in the Hopkins and Minnetonka school districts would have limited, or no, school supplies on the first day of school.

Imagine going to school without paper or pencils! It is difficult to believe that some families in our community can’t afford these basic necessities, but it is the reality for a growing number of families.

Through our Back-to-School program, each registered K-12 student receives a new backpack filled with basic, grade-specific school supplies. It is a great joy to watch the children pick out their new backpack and supplies. We love powering a successful start to the school year for these kids!

As the demographics of our community have changed, the number of students needing assistance has grown.

To qualify for this program:

  • Your child(ren) must be students in the Hopkins or Minnetonka School Districts.
  • Your family must have an income that qualifies your family for the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. To see if you qualify, please contact us for the guidelines
  • You must have physical custody of the children
  • Your children must be under the age of 18 and registered for school.

You must bring the following to your appointment:

  • Current utility bill (within 30 days for proof of residency)
  • ID for yourself
  • ID for your children (school ID, medical insurance cards, Social Security card)

Our office does supply needed supplies through out the school year – please contact our office for more information. / (952-933-3860) or 1011 First Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343)