Help local kids have
a great start to
the new school year!
Thank you to everyone who helped prepare more than 1,800 vulnerable students in the Northern Virginia community to go back to school. Every dollar and every pack of pencils made a difference for these students as they strive to do well in school.
Continue reading for more information about the NVFS Back-to-School Drive, returning in summer 2017.
Printable Guidelines Sheet
Help NVFS buy supplies
Thanks to special purchasing programs, NVFS is able to buy supplies at a value that beats retail price. Every $1 donated by July 27 can purchase $2 worth of school supplies. This means that your cash, check, or credit card donations can go farther toward helping us meet the needs of vulnerable local students.
You can also mail a check (payable to NVFS, with BTS in the memo line) to:
Northern Virginia Family Service
Attn: Back to School
10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100
Oakton, VA 22124
Please note, should contributions to our Back to School Drive exceed our budgeted need, gifts will be directed to where they are needed most - to help children and families living in poverty throughout Northern Virginia.
Donations of new backpacks and new school supplies (we unfortunately cannot accept these items after use) will be accepted on July 29 and August 1:
|Drop-Off Dates and Times:||Drop-Off Location:|
|Friday, July 29: 3 - 6 p.m.||13926 Metrotech Dr.|
|Monday, Aug. 1: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.||Chantilly, VA 20151|
|(between Buon Appetito and Cafein;
please note that our storefront windows
Thank you, Beatty Management, for generously donating this space!
- We are especially in need of new larger-sized backpacks for our middle and high school-aged students. As you are shopping, please consider donating these more generous sizes.
- Gender-neutral colors are preferable for all grade levels.
- Elementary and kindergarten backpacks should be large enough to accommodate pocket folders, notebooks and pencil boxes (as adorable as they are, please, no mini backpacks).
- As a reminder, schools in our service area do not allow students to use wheeled backpacks.