Backpack Program 2019-2020

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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 any NEW school supplies between July 2nd - July 25th at the United Way office or any of the participating locations listed below.  Last year, 380 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. VolunteerCLICK HERE to sign up for volunteer opportunities

  • July 25: Drivers needed to pick up donated supplies
  • July 31 from 9:30-1:30
  • August 6th from 9:30-1:30
  • August 7th from 9:30-4:30
  • August 8th: Drivers needed to deliver prepared backpacks to schools
  1. 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

  • Church of St. Paul
  • Triumph State Bank
  • New Hope Lutheran Church


  • 3M
  • Alliance Bank
  • AMPI Butter Plant
  • Bank Midwest
  • Bob Webb Insurance Agency
  • Cathedral of Holy Trinity
  • Christ the King
  • Chuck Spaeth Ford
  • Church of St. George
  • Church of St. Mary
  • Citizens Bank
  • Dioecese of New Ulm
  • First United Methodist
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust
  • Gislason & Hunter
  • Jensen Motors
  • Inspired
  • Kids Connection
  • Menards
  • New Ulm Chamber
  • New Ulm Medical Center
  • New Ulm Public Library
  • New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center
  • Nuvera, Oak Hills Living Center
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Shoe Sensation
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • SpecSys
  • Turner Hall
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Prairie Bank
  • Windings


  • BIC Graphic
  • Brown County REA
  • Nuvera
  • Chuck Spaeth Ford
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • McCabe's Ace Hardware


  • F & M Bank
  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Nuvera
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • Springfield Public Library
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • St. Raphael Church
  • United Methodist Church
  • Zion Lutheran Church