Back to School

Britepaths' Collect for Kids Back to School Program harnesses community resources to help students in need in Fairfax County Public Schools with which we partner start off their school year with dignity and all the supplies they need.

We are so grateful to all who donated funds, backpacks and calculators during our 2019 Drive! YOUR Support helped 2,600 local students in need get a great start to the school year!

Please remember our kids this summer! Our collection runs from July to mid-August each year.

Questions? Contact Shefali Ryan at or 703.273.8829 x888

About Our Program

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Did You Know? Approximately 56,000 children in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. Their families are struggling to purchase school supplies in addition to paying for basic necessities.

Britepaths' Collect for Kids Back to School Program runs each summer in partnership with Collect for Kids in a County-wide effort to ensure that children in our community whose families are struggling receive the supplies they need to succeed in school. The program is made possible through a partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Fairfax County Office of Public and Private Partnerships, Apple Federal Credit Union and numerous community-based organizations and businesses in the Fairfax County area who are working together to provide supplies in a more cost-effective and efficient way.

Your financial donations helped us purchase supplies at a huge discount with the collective spending power of the partnership. Where most families spend $40 or more for supplies for each child, we spend approximately $10-$15 per student on supplies, and your backpack and calculator donations helped even more.

Our goal this summer is to assist 2,500 or more students who primarily attend schools in the Fairfax High School and J.E.B. Stuart/Justice High School Pyramids. The supplies we purchase, along with backpack and calculator donations we receive, are distributed directly to our partner schools and are then distributed to students who have been identified as needing assistance when school starts.

Proud to Partner with These Fairfax County Public Schools to Help Their Students:

Justice High School in Falls Church and the following feeder schools:

  • Bailey's Elementary
  • Bailey's Upper Elementary
  • Beech Tree Elementary
  • Belvedere Elementary
  • Glen Forest Elementary
  • Parklawn Elementary
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary
  • Glasgow Middle School

Fairfax High School in Fairfax City and the following feeder schools:

  • Daniel's Run Elementary
  • Fairfax Villa Elementary
  • Lanier Middle School

Additional Partner Schools:

  • Bonnie Brae Elementary, Fairfax
  • Poe Middle School, Annandale
  • Oak View Elementary, Fairfax
  • Quander Road School, Alexandria
  • South County Middle School, Lorton