Simon Says Give
WCCO helped accomplish something that will make going back to school a little easier for thousands of families Sunday. You may remember the phone bank to help “Simon Says Give” raise money for backpacks and school supplies.
We want to say thank you for helping kids in need get a boost before heading back to school. As part of our Accomplish MN campaign, we asked you to help the non-profit organization Simon Says Give.
With 9-year-old Jayden and 7-year-old Andrew, Karen Wettanen is always busy. And when back-to-school time arrives, she’s almost always strapped. The working mom from St. Louis Park lives on a fixed income, so filling up their backpacks stretches her budget.
Mandi Simon is the mastermind behind “Simon Says Give.” It started three years ago when she was 7 years old behind the belief that every child deserves a birthday party. The efforts in their campaign have expanded to helping low-income children by packing and delivering backpacks that are filled with school supplies.
Accomplish MN is partnering with Simon Says Give on their annual High Five for Supplies backpack drive. The 3rd Annual High Five for Supplies drive kicked off on July 7 and runs through August 14.
Remember the game “Simon Says?” This morning, a local girl is saying give. A local student is calling on the entire Twin Cities metro to help make sure thousands of children are ready for the first day of school. And back to school is creeping up on us as the month of August is inching closer.