In 2021 Three Rivers Crisis Center took over the Richland-Wilkin School Supply Program due to the United Way dissolving in our community. This is out of our scope of services, but we know that there are so many families in our community who rely on this program for school supplies and backpacks. We provide 600 backpacks filled with supplies for kids in Richland County, ND and Wilkin County, MN. This covers children from 9 school districts.
Three Rivers Crisis Center is a small non-profit. The funding Three Rivers Crisis Center receives from state and federal grants are specifically to be used for domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. Because of these funding restrictions, the school supply program can only be funded by private grants and donations. This has turned in to such a large project that we are hoping to eventually turn it in to it's own non-profit entity so it can continue to grow.
I've included the list of items and the quantity to show the amounts of supplies needed every year.
NEW LARGE BACKPACKS- 600
TICONDEROGA PENCILS 24 PACKS- 555
PENS- 600 (200 OF EACH BLACK, BLUE, RED)
PENCIL BOX- 200
PENCIL BAG- 200
CRAYOLA CRAYONS 24-PACK- 600
CRAYOLA MARKERS 10-PACK ORIGINAL WIDE- 600
CRAYOLA COLORED PENCILS 24-PACK- 300
FISKARS SCISSORS- 500 (100 OF THEM SHOULD BE SAFETY)
BIG ERASERS- 400
PENCIL TOP ERASERS PACK- 500
ELMER’S GLUE BOTTLE- 400
ELMER’S GLUE STICK- 1700 REGULAR 700 PURPLE
NOTEBOOKS- 400 WIDE RULE 1200 COLLEGE RULE
FOLDERS- 1800 (1100 PLASTIC 3-HOLE PUNCH – 100 OF THESE BLUE IN COLOR) 700 PAPER
COMPOSITION BOOKS- 300 (200 WIDE;100 COLLEGE)
HIGHLIGHTERS- 700 OF MANY DIFFERENT COLORS
DRY ERASE- 100 4-PACK
We look through all the supply lists for the districts and provide the most commonly requested items and provide the brands most requested by the teachers. This method should leave only a few items for parents to purchase based on the specific needs of their child's classroom.
Funded by Cass Clay (August 2022)