Back to School

Britepaths is collecting funds and new backpacks this summer to provide 2,500 school supply kits and 700 backpacks to students in need in Fairfax County Public Schools' Fairfax HS and Justice HS pyramids.

Your donation will help us ensure that ALL our kids are ready to learn this fall. We pool the donated funds to purchase supply kits in bulk -- stretching every dollar and enabling us to provide supplies for each student for around $10. $100 helps 10 students. Any amount you can donate will make a difference!

DONATE NOW

See below for more donation information, including backpack drop-off sites and ordering via Amazon.

Thank You to Our Sponsors! Godman Power Group, Inc. and Twins Ace Hardware

Round up at the register & drop off backpacks at Twins Ace Hardware Fairfax July 11-31!

How You Can Help

Click Here to donate using our secure online form

Host your own fundraiser! Our online donation form makes it easy to create your own Back to School fundraiser. Follow prompts at the bottom of the donation page.

Mail checks to:
Britepaths
3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Please write "Back to School" or "BTS" in the Memo line

Drop Off New Backpacks at Our Backpack Collection Sites, July 1 through August 1
Thank you to these local businesses and organizations for partnering with us to help our kids!

Note: Larger sized backpacks are most needed!

Click Here for Printable Flyer

Click Here for Backpack Donation Form Fill out this online form when you drop off a backpack so we can thank you for your donation! Or send an email with your name, contact information and value of backpack to events@britepaths.org.

Click Here to donate backpacks via our Amazon Wish List

Choosing this option will ensure that the backpacks are sent directly to Britepaths. 

Log into your Amazon account via our AmazonSmile link, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Britepaths.

You are also welcome to order other backpacks of your choice from Amazon or other online retailers and send them to Britepaths at 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Note: Larger sized backpacks are most needed!

Please be sure to include your contact information in the comments when you place your order so we can thank you!

We're seeking a volunteer to serve as our Back to School Backpack Coordinator in July and August. Click Here for details.

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Questions?

Contact Sidney Arrington at 703.273.8829 or events@britepaths.org.

Your Donations Will Help Students at These Schools

Daniels Run ES
Eagle View ES
Fairfax HS
Katherine Johnson MS
Providence ES
Willow Springs ES
Fairfax Villa ES
Fairfax Adult HS
Bailey's Upper ES
Glen Forest ES
Justice HS

Learn More

Each year, thousands of students in the Fairfax County area 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, children and their families have needed our help more than ever.

Britepaths is part of Fairfax County's Collect for Kids partnership, which harnesses community resources to provide supplies to as many Fairfax County Public Schools students in need as possible. Thanks to our partnership with Campus Survival Kits in Herndon, it is easy and affordable to provide the most-needed supplies in a format that makes it simple for school staff to distribute to students.

Your support for Britepaths' Back to School Program this summer will ensure that students in our community start off the school year ready to learn. Thank you for helping our kids!