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. 


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, Carver, or Dakota County and have children in school, up to 12th grade.   The program is open to current CAP clients who have accessed CAP services in the past 12 months.

How do I apply?

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

Sign ups are now open for 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 July 10th.  

Backpack distribution is on a first come, first served basis and will continue while supplies last.


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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