Every child deserves a great first day of school.

Our goal is to make sure that every child who needs school supplies has them.  But, we have not yet reached our goal.

If you are a business interested in helping:

Kathy Ryan
Fairfax County Public Schools, Office of Business and Community Partnerships

To discuss a larger effort of support or donation:

Elizabeth Murphy, Executive Director
Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools

To Find Schools Needing Supplies AND to Donate School Supplies / Backpacks:

Carrie Mendelsohn or Quyen Duong
Fairfax County Public Schools, Office of Social Work Services


I’m a parent of an FCPS student that needs school supplies.  How can I get help?

Parents of current FCPS students should call the front office of the school their child attends to request assistance with school supplies. All schools have access to supplies.

I’m a school administrator and on the list? Who do I contact?

Important: To work with a school, the Collect for Kids team must be able to contact and work with someone from your school in late July or early August. A single point of contact is our greatest challenge. Contact Kathy Ryan and she will connect you with the nonprofit who is serving your area.

How can my school participate and receive school supplies?

At this time we are serving many, but not all of Fairfax County schools. If your school is interested in receiving donated school supplies for your students please contact Contact Kathy Ryan and she will connect you connect you with one of the partnered organizations.

My school is already associated with Collect for Kids. Do we need to do anything to be sure we receive supplies?

If your school is already participating, we still ask that you contact us. By sharing information, we’ll be better able to coordinate the supply distribution process. Contact Kathy Ryan.