Backpack Program 2018-2019

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Help local kids succeed in school by donating backpacks and school supplies during our annual Stuff the Backpack drive.  Drop of items between July 3rd - July 26th at the United Way office or any of the participating locations below.
Last year, 538 backpacks filled with age appropriate school supplies were distributed throughout Brown County. We partner with generous local companies, organizations and individuals who understand the need to give back and make sure all kids start school off ready to learn.  

How you can help kids in Brown County succeed?

  1. Volunteer: Click here to sign up for volunteer opportunities

  2. Donate: Donation boxes are located throughout Brown County.  School supplies can be dropped of at any of the participating locations listed below.

    Click here for a printable list of supplies needed: School Supply Wish List

New Ulm

  • 3M
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church
  • SpecSys Inc.
  • Church of St. Mary
  • New Ulm Public Library
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust
  • Kraft Heinz
  • United Church of Christ
  • AMPI Butter Plant
  • Alliance Bank
  • New Ulm Medical Center
  • Broadway Chiropractic
  • First United Methodist
  • Citizens Bank
  • Menards
  • Oak Hills Living Center
  • New Ulm Chamber
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • Windings
  • United Prairie Bank
  • Bank Midwest
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Jensen Motors
  • Church of St. George
Sleepy Eye
  • BIC Graphic
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • McCabe's Ace Hardware
  • Brown County REA


  • Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • Springfield Public Library
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • St. Raphael Catholic Church
  • United Methodist Church
  • St. Johns Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Zion Lutheran Church
  • Mayo Clinic Health System, Springfield


  • Choice Financial Bank
  • Comfrey Market
  • New Hope Lutheran Church