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 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 starting in late July.
- 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.