What to Donate
While there is considerable flexibility in “what to donate” this effort aims to target citizens and business or community groups in specific ways. The needs are simple as ABC! We’re asking:
• anyone to donate cAsh
• anyone to donate Backpacks
• anyone to donate calCulators
cAsh: A $10 dollar donation goes a long way. Through our Collect for Kids partners − Office Depot, Walmart and Kitz for Kids − we’re able to buy in bulk − turning $1 into nearly $3 dollars worth of school supplies. Checks can be made payable and given to the program Collect for Kids partner of your choice. Please make sure the subject line says Collect for Kids – Fairfax County.
⋅We are suggesting donations in increments of $10 because we can purchase the basic FCPS approved supplies for that amount.
⋅Donate via the Foundation for FCPS.
Backpacks: We’re looking to collect thousands of different looking backpacks so that we’re not labeling children with one style or color of backpack. There is always a great need for large-size backpacks for middle and high school students. Individuals can deliver backpacks to any Apple Federal Credit Union, Northwest Federal Credit Union branch or to the program partner of your choice.
calCulators: With our nations push to improve education in the STEAM areas – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts Integration and Math – it makes sense to guide our business community toward donations of calculators. Businesses can deliver calculators to any Apple Federal Credit Union or Northwest Federal Credit Union branch or to the Collect for Kids partner of their choice.
• We request, and you can advertise, that donors give one of these FCPS approved calculators. Please do NOT turn down another make or model:
TI 30Xa Solar School Edition (Middle Schools)
TI-83 Series (High School)
TI-84 Series (High School)
The Collect for Kids team aims to keep donations as local as possible, but to be efficient a donation from one part of the county could end up elsewhere in Fairfax County. Remember, one of our goals is to eliminate redundancy.