Back to School

Thank You for Helping Our Kids!

Britepaths is so grateful to all who donated to our Collect for Kids Back to School program this summer! We exceeded our goal to raise $40,000 to provide school supply kits to 4,250 students at Fairfax HS, Justice HS and their feeder schools. This is twice the amount of students we normally serve. We greatly appreciate everyone who stepped up and helped us rise to the challenge! 

We are grateful to our Sponsors: NVAR Cares, Twins Ace Hardware and Mara Hair and Mode Studio, and our partners Collect For Kids/Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools and Campus Survival Kits.

Your donations helped us provide school supply kits to students who might have otherwise gone without school supplies at the following Fairfax County Public Schools: 

  • Fairfax HS Pyramid: Daniels Run ES, Eagle View ES, Fairfax HS, Katherine Johnson MS, Providence ES and Willow Springs ES.
  • Justice HS Pyramid: Bailey's ES, Bailey's Upper ES, Beech Tree ES, Belvedere ES, Glasgow MS, Justice ES, Parklawn ES, Sleepy Hollow ES
  • Central Fairfax: Fairfax Villa ES
It Takes A Community!

A big thank you to the publications that featured articles about our 2021 Back to School drive:  Connection NewspapersAnnandale Blog and Golden Gazette. Click Here to view photos and video from the 2021 season.

Questions? Contact: Dorothy Altmiller at daltmiller@britepaths.org or 703.273.8829


About Our Program

Each year, thousands of Fairfax County students face various challenges that no child in our country should have to face. Food insecurity, lack of resources for school supplies, and limited access to appropriate school clothing are some of the very real issues that distract students from meeting their highest academic potential. During the pandemic, families and children in our area who struggle under normal times need our help more than ever. 

For many years, Britepaths has participated in the Collect for Kids partnership, which includes Fairfax County Public Schools, the Fairfax County Office of Public and Private Partnerships, 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 generous donations help us purchase supply kits that can be easily distributed to the students who need them. Through our partnership with Campus Survival Kits, we can purchase kits with all the supplies a student will need for approximately $10 per kit!

Normally, we seek to assist 2,500 students, but when we surveyed the social workers at our partner schools in 2021 they identified more than 4,250 students in need, and because we know our community is so generous, we decided to rise to the challenge and commit to helping all the students who need it, and our supporters really came through!

Britepaths is so grateful to our community for helping students in need be Ready to Learn!