Girls happily reading their books - at Orchard Place Des Moines

Six Hundred Thirty Backpacks Filled Thanks to Volunteers


The Orchard Place School Supply Drive hit a major milestone.  During a 4 week period 19 volunteers helped fill 630 backpacks for kids served by Orchard Place.

Each backpack is filled according to what the child's school requests.  This requires a coordination of school supplies and volunteers to make it all possible.  

This year's volunteers came from the following companies:

ITA Group

Cornerstone Dental


Stroh Corp

EMC Insurance

Waukee Schools

Primary Health Care

Wells Fargo

Great Western Bank

Continental Western Group

Berkley Agribusiness


US Bank

McGill Junge Financial/Northwestern Mutual

United Way

On behalf of everyone at Orchard Place and the kids who are starting the school THANK YOU!  

More information on individuals and companies who helped provide a record number of supplies will be posted soon.