Back-to-School Drive

Helping kids start the school year off strong

NVFS’ Back2School drive provides kids and teens across Northern Virginia with backpacks filled with the school supplies that their grade and county require.

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 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 to Back2School

You can also mail a check (payable to NVFS, with B2S in the memo line) to:
Northern Virginia Family Service
Attn: Back2School
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: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 / Tuesday, Aug. 7

Location: 13868 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA 20151
(Right next to PetSmart)

Back2School Wishlist

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 at Back2School

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Back2School! At this time, all of our 2018 Back2School volunteer slots have been filled.

More Volunteer Opportunities at NVFS