Collect for Kids seeks donations of cAsh, Backpacks and calCulators. You do not need to be affiliated with a partnered not-for-profit, business or organization to participate in Collect for Kids, and we encourage individuals to donate.

Our Credit Union Partners are also Collection Sites for Backpacks and Calculators You can drop your backpack donation at any Apple Federal Credit Union or Northwest Federal Credit Union branch.

Plus, we offer 3 easy ways for you to donate money.

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

• citizens to donate Backpacks

• businesses to donate calCulators

cAsh: A $10 dollar donation goes a long way. Through our 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 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 at CollectForKids.org.

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 STEM areas – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering 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 affiliated nonprofit 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.