Back-to-School Drive

Helping kids start the school year off strong

School may still be in session, but NVFS is already gearing up for our 2017 back-to-school drive.

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 further toward helping us meet the needs of vulnerable local students.

Donate Today

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.

Donate Supplies

Donations of new backpacks and new school supplies (see our wishlist) can be dropped off at the following times and location:

Dates and Times:

Friday, July 28: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, July 31: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location (NEW):

13868 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151
(Between Lotus Vegetarian and PetSmart – our storefront has whitewashed windows)

Backpack Tips:

  • 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.

Volunteer

Let us know if you can help us unload cars, sort supplies, and fill backpacks. Volunteers are also needed to pick up large school supply purchases at area stores. We welcome office and organization groups, families and individuals!