And … we’re back! School started up for DCPS students this past Tuesday; students in Montgomery County will return on Monday and Fairfax County schools open their doors in early September. While the start of September certainly can be invigorating, getting ready for that first day of school can be a real challenge for low-income students and their families.
Ready to help a student in your neighborhood with their back-to-school shopping? Check out just a few of our non-profits who are working to ensure that all kids are ready for class — with books, backpacks, and warm coats. Simply click “DONATE” on the organization’s page to help fund a Wish List item:
Greenbrier Learning Center (Arlington, VA)
$100: 1 year of school supplies for a child
serves low-income, immigrant children, 66% of whom qualify for special services as English language learners or because of learning or behavioral concerns
Neediest Kids (McLean, VA)
$100: backpacks & school supplies for 5 students; $500: eye exams & glasses for 5 students
donates thousands of dollars in clothing, services, and direct payments to meet the urgent requirements of over 12,000 of the region’s neediest, at-risk school-children