Back to School

UPDATE, May 2017: Britepaths is currently seeking community partners to support our 2017 Collect for Kids Back to School Program. Ways to help include being a Program Sponsor or agreeing to serve as a donation collection site. Contact Joanne Walton if you would like to help or learn more: or 703.273.8829, ext. 888.

Volunteer: Help assemble our mailing to supporters on June 7: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and June 8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Britepaths' office. CLICK HERE to Register.

READ the Fairfax Woman article

About Our Program

Britepaths' Collect for Kids Back to School Program runs each summer in partnership with 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 Kids R First, 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.

Our 2017 Back to School Program will run from July 1 through August 5. During that time, we will be seeking donations of funds, backpacks and scientific calculators. We will also seek volunteers in late July and early August to help us sort and distribute supplies.

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!
Thank You Backpack Collection Partners (drive starts July 1)
  • Gathering Grounds Coffee Shop 
  • Quest Diagnostics, Chantilly
  • Solaris Laser and Skin Care, Vienna
  • Spine and Joint Institute
  • STEM exCEL
  • Sugar Mama's Fairfax
  • Union Bank in Burke

Thank You for Supporting our 2016 Program!

Thanks to the community's support, Britepaths was able to help more than 2,600 students in Central Fairfax -- primarily at JEB Stuart HS, Fairfax HS and the elementary and middle schools that feed into them -- have everything they need to succeed at the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors!
Thank You to Our 2016 Donation Collection Partners!

Contact Joanne Walton at or 703.273.8829 with questions.