As we look forward to a virtual or in person new school year, students need school supplies to be prepared to learn. Once again, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Foundation for FCPS are leading the Collect for Kids effort, a consortium of not-for-profit, for-profit, and government entities promoting, coordinating, and providing school supply drives to benefit FCPS students that otherwise might go without them.   

This year, to help keep staff, students, and volunteers safe, the Collect for Kids effort is moving exclusively to a virtual, online-only campaign. All donated funds will be used to purchase assembled grade-level appropriate kits for students in need.

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, nearly 60,000or a full one-thirdof FCPS students lived at or below the poverty level and struggled to afford basic necessities.   

Contributions can be made online through the Foundation for FCPS. Donations will be used to purchase bulk school supply kits at discounted pricing.

For more information, visit the Collect for Kids website or contact Kathy Ryan at

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