More than 350 Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students will have the supplies they need to start the new school year, thanks to a growing community partnership.
Five years ago, the Sterling Rotary Club conducted a school supply drive to help local kids in need. Through the years, the club has partnered with various businesses to enhance its efforts.
Costco came on board, providing new backpacks to hold all those school supplies.
Giant Foods began conducting supply drives with their customers to fill the backpacks.
My Guys Moving filled the need to transport the donated items to a central location for backpack stuffing.
This year, DC Connections joined the team by offering a $1,000 grant to provide technology tools, such as Chromebook sleeves and flash drives.
On Friday, August 2nd, representatives of those organizations gathered in the School Board meeting room of the LCPS Administrative Offices in Ashburn to stuff backpacks with the donated supplies. They were joined by Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (Algonkian District).
Grant Schafer, LCPS supervisor of outreach programs, will send the backpacks to parent liaisons in seven LCPS schools to be distributed to families who need them.