Providing school supplies does not only equip the students to have a stronger start to their year, but it also is a start of a conversation with many parents regarding other areas of  instability that they may be experiencing.

It will often cost families up to $100 to help get their student ready for school.

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!

Back to School Distribution Update:
ResourceWest will be ready to help students in the Hopkins and Minnetonka School Districts start strong. We will be distributing supplies in the Hopkins Municipal Parking Ramp next to our office in late August.
  • Interested in signing up your students for supplies? Call us starting August 3, 2020, at 952-933-3860.
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  • Interested in volunteering? Email Tracie Stanton at to find out about upcoming August volunteer opportunities.
  • Interested in donating? See our Back to School info sheet for details. We will also be at the Hopkins Farmer’s Market on Saturday Aug 8th and 15th accepting donations.

Registration for school supplies - would you like to sign up your kids? Online scheduling is now available. Schedule your appointment here.

Most Needed School Supplies

  • New Backpacks for students from Kindergarten - 12th grade
  • Sharpened Yellow Pencils
  • Crayons - Boxes of 24
  • Wide & College Ruled Spiral Notebooks
  • Pocket Folders - Assorted colors
  • Wide & College Ruled Composition Notebooks
  • Glue Sticks - Elmers
  • Index Cards -3x5in packs
  • Pencil Boxes -5x8in plastic box
  • Zipper Pencil pouch for 3-ring binder

Other School Supplies Requested

  • Colored Pencils -Boxes of 12
  • College Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • String Backpacks
  • Glue Sticks -Elmers
  • Red Ink Pens
  • Black Ink Pens
  • Blue Ink Pens
  • Pink Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Wide Tip Markers - Boxes of 12
  • Narrow Tip Markers - Boxes of 12
  • Yellow Highlighters
  • 3-Ring Binders

School Supplies will be distributed the last week of August.

Drop Off Locations

Donations can be dropped-off at the ResourceWest office at 1011 First Street S, Suite #109, Hopkins. There is a collection barrel located in the lobby across from our office door. We will have community drop-off days on August 8th and 15th from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Hopkins Farmer’s Market.

Thank You to Our Current and Past 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.

  • Cargill
  • Curves
  • Medtronic
  • Subaru
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Church
  • Kiddywampus
  • CBRE
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • Coldwell Banker Burnet -Hwy 7
  • Mask Hair Designs and Day Spa
  • MidCountry Bank – Hwy 7
  • First Minnetonka City Bank – (Both branches)
  • Nonin Medical

Program Qualification

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)

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