Back to School


Britepaths' Collect for Kids Back to School Program is working to help 2,500 students in need in our Fairfax County Public Schools partner schools go back to school in the fall with dignity and all the supplies they need. Through our partnership with Fairfax County's Collect for Kids initiative, we can provide needed supplies for $10-$15 per student! Can You Help?

Its As Easy As ABC!

  • cAsh: DONATE NOW to help us purchase supplies at a bulk discount. Mailing info Below.

  • Backpacks: Large, sturdy backpacks are most needed! Drop-Off Info Below, Or Donate via Amazon or Dollar Days.

  • Calculators: New or gently used TI-30xa Solar School Edition or TI-84. Drop-Off Info Below, Or Donate via Amazon.

Printable Flyer
Program Contact: Joanne Walton at jwalton@britepaths.org or 703.273.8829.

Thank You to Our 2018 Program Sponsors!
MAXIMUS Foundation
Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads


Volunteer Needs: Pass Out Flyers at Farmers Markets · School Supply Sorting 7/31-8/11: Sign Up Coming Soon!

Drop-Off/Mailing Information

Our Donation Drive runs from July 1-August 3, 2018

  • Britepaths' office and mailing address is: 4080 Chain Bridge Road, 2nd Floor, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Directions).
  • Checks are Welcome! Please mail to Britepaths at this address and be sure to write "BTS" in the memo line.
  • Delivering Donations to Britepaths: If delivering funds, backpacks or calculators, please be mindful of our office hours 10a-2p, Monday through Friday. We advise calling ahead at 703.273.8829 to let us know you're coming. You may also call or email Joanne Walton at jwalton@britepaths.org to arrange a different delivery time.
Thank You to Our Partner Backpack Collection Sites!

Drop off backpack donations at these participating businesses and organizations from July 1-August 3


About Our Program

How Does It Work? Read the Articles: Fairfax Woman Magazine · 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
  • 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:

  • Poe Middle School, Annandale
  • Bonnie Brae Elementary, Fairfax
  • Oak View Elementary, Fairfax