Three small boys pose for the camera

Wilder School Success Supply Drive

Providing school supplies annually to students served by Wilder


You answered the call to support Wilder’s 2023 School Success Drive and uplift children and their loved ones to be ready for school success.

Thanks to contributions our community partners, donors, volunteers and the Greater Twin Cities United Way, we are providing backpacks with school supplies to about 2,000 children served by Wilder programs this fall!

Our collective support for families with school-aged children ensures students are prepared for future success! We appreciate you and all you do for students across the greater Saint Paul area.

Check back for information about the next school supply drive in summer 2024.


Thank you, volunteers and donors!

Group picture of Securian employees and staff from Wilder
Thank volunteers who delivered and unloaded backpacks and supplies, including this group of volunteers from Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits and Wilder.
Two volunteers with backpacks at a back to school celebration
Students and families receive backpacks in a variety of ways, including distribution at a back-to-school celebration for families in our school-based mental health programs.

The annual School Success drive helps address equity in our schools and in our community by providing more students the tools they need to be successful. Backpacks and after-school snacks for the children and youth served by Wilder helps support parents and removes barriers so more young people have what they need to be prepared for school.

Want to Partner With Wilder?

The yearly School Supply Drive is a perfect opportunity for businesses and teams to make a difference in the community and a great project for families and individuals to do at home.

Have questions? Please contact for more information about how to participate.

We choose to partner with Wilder for their backpack drive because we have a shared mission of making a meaningful difference in our communities through direct impact. Our internal employees have also benefitted from Wilder’s services. They have experienced firsthand how Wilder has changed their lives for the better.

Award Staffing, School Success Drive partner organization

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Girl posting behind backpacks donated to Wilder's annual backpack drive

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