Thank you for helping us to Support Virtual Learning!

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Over 61,000 MCPS students receive free & reduced-price meals and many families struggle to afford basic necessities like school supplies. Now more than ever, more students are going to need help accessing school supplies.

Students are having to adjust to a remote learning environment and it is critical to offer the resources and materials that provide ALL students with the opportunity to thrive academically.

The GIVE BACKpacks campaign is pivoting this year to respond to the needs of our students. For just $10, you can provide a student in need with supplies for virtual learning, which could include, paper, crayons, pencils/pens, dry erase markers, and more.

Not all students have the materials needed to learn at home.  Your donation will help provide students with the necessary supplies to engage successfully in their lessons.

Frequently Asked Questions about MCPS Give Backpacks

What's in a Virtual Learning Supply Kit?

Listed below are the specific items in the elementary and secondary virtual learning supply kits:

Elementary School

  • Pencils
  • Pencil box
  • Composition Book
  • Glue Stick
  • Crayon
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • Ruler
  • Pencil & Crayon Sharpener
  • Scissor
  • Pencil Cap Erasers
  • Filler Paper, Wide Rule
  • Sheet protector (to be used as a whiteboard)

Secondary School

  • Pencils
  • Pen
  • Filler Paper, Wide Rule
  • 3 Ring Dividers
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • Colored Pencils
  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Ruler
  • Pencil & Crayon Sharpener
  • Highlighter
  • Folder
  • Sheet protector (to be used as a whiteboard)

Every gift to the campaign, no matter the amount helps a child get off to a great start for the school year and eases the back-to-school financial pressures for their parents. For as little as $10, you can provide a student with basic school supplies.  Or, consider increasing your support to one of the levels listed below to have a greater impact.

School District - $50,000
School Cluster - $25,000
School (Secondary) - $10,000
School (Elementary) - $6,500
School Grade Level - $2,500
School Class - $300
Student - $10

To make a gift to the campaign or to find out how to sponsor a specific grade, school, or cluster, visit our secure online donation form, or call the MCPS Partnerships Unit at 240-740-5599.

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