Britepaths' Collect for Kids Back to School Program harnesses community resources to help students in need in Fairfax County Public Schools with which we partner start off their school year with dignity and all the supplies they need.
We are gearing up for our 2019 Back to School Donation Drive from July 1 to August 16. We Will Be Seeking Donations of:
Funds to help us purchase all necessary supplies at a steep discount;
New backpacks (larger sizes most needed); and
New or gently used graphing calculators.
Volunteers needed June 14th to help with a Back to School mailing to our supporters! Click here to sign up.
Online Donation Resources Coming Soon. Companies and Community Organizations can help by: Sponsoring our Program; Collecting funds or backpacks/calculators; or Serving as a backpack collection site.
Contact Joanne Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.273.8829 to learn more.
Our 2018 Program
Britepaths is so grateful to everyone who supported our Collect for Kids Back to School Program in the summer of 2018! Thanks to you, 2,600 students in need at our Fairfax County Public Schools partner schools started off the school year with dignity, and all the supplies they needed.
In addition to Program Sponsorships and financial donations to purchase supplies, we received more than 600 backpacks and 22 calculators, all of which have been distributed to our partner schools, listed at the bottom of this page.
Thank You to Our 2018 Program Sponsors!
Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads
Bob's Discount Furniture Foundation
Unity of Fairfax
Optimist Club of Greater Vienna Youth Fund
Thank you to 24 Hour Fitness Falls Church for hosting a fun Zumba event on August 18, 2018 to benefit our Program!
Thank You to Organizations That Ran Donation Drives!
24 Hour Fitness (Falls Church, Fairfax and Tysons locations) · The Brennan Team, Long and Foster Realtors · Crescent in Falls Church · Custom Ink · GAP Solutions · Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia · Highlight Technologies · Brandon Lowkaran, Realtor, Keller Williams Reston · Miller Consulting Group, LLC · Playa Hotels and Resorts · Quest Diagnostics · Southside815 · Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce · Unity of Fairfax · WeWork Tysons · Xator Corporation
Thank You to Organizations Who Served as Backpack Collection Sites!
24 Hour Fitness (Falls Church, Fairfax and Tysons locations) · Cox Farms · Fairfax Towing & Quality Auto Body · Freedom Bank Northern VA Locations · Financial Empowerment Center at South County · Gathering Grounds Coffee Shop · Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia · JCC Northern Virginia · Quest Diagnostics Chantilly · STEM exCEL · Sun & Moon Yoga · Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center · Sugar Mama's Ice Cream · Unity of Fairfax · Virginia International University · Woody's Ice Cream
Please Keep Us In Mind for Summer 2019!
We will need Program Sponsors, Backpack Collection Sites, Donation Drives, and donations of funds, backpacks and scientific calculators. Wonderful service opportunity for companies, community organizations and faith/youth groups!
Contact: Joanne Walton at email@example.com or 703.273.8829 to learn more.
About Our Program
How Does It Work? Read the Articles: Fairfax Connection · Annandale Blog
Did You Know? Approximately 54,000 children in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. Their families are struggling to purchase school supplies in addition to paying for basic necessities.
Britepaths' Collect for Kids Back to School Program runs each summer in partnership with Collect for Kids in a County-wide effort to ensure that children in our community whose families are struggling receive the supplies they need to succeed in school. The program is made possible through a partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Fairfax County Office of Public and Private Partnerships, Apple Federal Credit Union and numerous community-based organizations and businesses in the Fairfax County area who are working together to provide supplies in a more cost-effective and efficient way.
Your financial donations helped us purchase supplies at a huge discount with the collective spending power of the partnership. Where most families spend $40 or more for supplies for each child, we spend approximately $10-$15 per student on supplies, and your backpack and calculator donations helped even more.
Our goal this summer is to assist 2,500 or more students who primarily attend schools in the Fairfax High School and J.E.B. Stuart/Justice High School Pyramids. The supplies we purchase, along with backpack and calculator donations we receive, are distributed directly to our partner schools and are then distributed to students who have been identified as needing assistance when school starts.
Proud to Partner with These Fairfax County Public Schools to Help Their Students:
Stuart/Justice High School in Falls Church and the following feeder schools:
- Bailey's Elementary
- Bailey's Upper Elementary
- Beech Tree Elementary
- Belvedere Elementary
- Glen Forest Elementary
- Parklawn Elementary
- Sleepy Hollow Elementary
- Glasgow Middle School
Fairfax High School in Fairfax City and the following feeder schools:
- Daniel's Run Elementary
- Fairfax Villa Elementary
- Lanier Middle School
Additional Partner Schools:
- Bonnie Brae Elementary, Fairfax
- Poe Middle School, Annandale
- Oak View Elementary, Fairfax
- Quander Road School, Alexandria
- South County Middle School, Lorton