Project Student Success: School Supplies


CAP Agency provides students of the families we serve with the tools they need for success in the classroom. Children are given a brand new backpack filled with supplies and books, packed by our community volunteers. 

Thank you to our 2018 Partners and Donors!

Sun Path Elementary; New Prague Middle School; Jonathan Elementary; Target Shakopee; Carver Elementary; East Union Lutheran Church; Pearson Elementary; Central Middle School; Hormel; All Saints; Falcon Ridge Elementary; Grainwood Elementary; Shutterfly; Eaton; Shakopee Brewhall; Turtles; St Francis Surgical; Holy Trinity United Methodist Church; local girl scout troops; Savage Area Women of Today; Shepherd of the Valley Church; United Way Action Day; Carver County Sheriff’s Office; Elko New Market Chamber of Commerce; Lions Tap; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; Glenwood Elementary; River Hills United Methodist Church; Christ Victorious Lutheran Church; Shakopee Lions Club; Glen Lake Elementary; Entegris


The backpack distribution takes place every year in August. Backpacks and school supplies are collected during May, June, and July. 

Am I eligible?

You must live in Scott County or Carver County and have children in school, up to 12th grade.   The program is open to current CAP clients.

How do I apply?

Families sign up at the Shakopee Office or with CAP program staff.

Sign ups will begin as early as June in 2019!

When are the pickup dates?

Pickups can be scheduled with the staff member with whom you signed up for the program.  Backpacks can also be picked up from Customer Service in Shakopee and Rosemount beginning August 5th.


How can I support the School Supplies Program?
The following is a list of the school supplies that are in greatest need this year. For an easy to print version of this list to distribute to your organization, CLICK HERE. For information and resources on running your own school supply drive, contact

Backpacks (bright colors or character backpacks always appreciated!) should contain:

  • 5 folders

  • 3 notebooks

  • 1 Pack of pencils

  • 1 Pack of crayons/markers

  • 1 Bottle of glue/glue sticks

  • 1 Pack of black or blue pens

  • 1 Pack of red pens

  • 2 Erasers

  • 1 Scissors

  • 1 Ruler

  • 1 Box of tissues

  • 2 Packs of index/note cards

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