Back to School 2017: Thank You!

August 22nd, 2017

Thank You for Helping Our Kids! 

Britepaths is so grateful to everyone who supported our 2017 Collect for Kids Back to School Program! We reached our goal to help 2,500 students start the school year with the tools they need to become successful students. We raised more than $30,000 and collected 617 backpacks and 27 calculators from 20 community organizations and online donations. During the weeks of July 31 through August 11, we had 95 volunteers come and help sort and distribute supplies to the fifteen schools we have partnered with on this effort. Your donated calculators will be borrowed by students to use in class or at home as part of a loaner program.

It Takes a Community to Make a Difference!

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, businesses/organizations that served as donation collection sites, businesses/organizations that ran donation drives, and volunteers who helped us sort and distribute supplies or helped us get out the word about the program. And thank you to the teachers, staff and administrators at our partner schools who are on the front lines helping these kids! Hundreds of caring neighbors made this happen, and we are so grateful!

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors
  • MAXIMUS Foundation
  • American Association of University Women, Falls Church Area (VA) Branch
  • Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
  • Fairfax Woman Magazine (media sponsor)
  • Highlight Technologies
  • Optimist Club of Greater Vienna
  • Malek's Pizza Palace
  • Ronnie Elias Salon
  • Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads
  • Unity of Fairfax
Thank You Backpack Collection Partners!

Cinema Arts Theatre · Cox Farms · Delegate Kathleen Murphy · Freedom Bank of Virginia · GAP Solutions, Inc. · Gathering Grounds Cafe · Dr. Gene Sweetnam, OD · Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia · Pure Performance · Quest Diagnostics · Solaris Laser and Skin Care · STEM exCEL · Sugar Mama's Ice Cream · Union Bank Burke · University Mall Theatre · Westminster School's Camp Griffin

Thank You to Organizations That Ran Donation Drives!

Apple Federal Credit Union · Freedom Bank · GAP Solutions · Girl Scout Troop 1432 · Girl Scout Troop 1991 · Holy Trinity Church · JCCNV Camps Achva and Kadima · Judah Praise Fellowship Church · Ladies of Fairfax Walking Group · Laurel Ridge Elementary SCA · Lake View Pool · Our Lady of Good Counsel · Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman · Plato's Closet Fairfax · Playa Hotels & Resorts · Southside 815 · Unity of Fairfax · Vienna Baptist Church · Xator Corporation

Program Contact: Joanne Walton at or 703.273.8829.