Collect for Kids Back to School Program
Did you know that approximately 47,000 children in the Fairfax County Public School system receive free or reduced-price meals? For their families, the prospect of purchasing all the supplies they need to start the school year is stressful.
Our Daily Bread (ODB) is gearing up to partner for the fourth year with Collect for Kids in a County-wide effort to ensure that the neediest children in our community receive the supplies they need to succeed in school. The program is made possible through a partnership with Kids R First, 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.
Helping Local Kids Succeed is as Easy as ABC!
Donate cAsh: DONATE NOW! Any amount will help purchase s uppliesat a steep discount. $30 will help 2 kids!
Donate Backpacks: Order through Amazon or Dollar Days
Donate calCulators: TI30xa Solar School Edition, TI-83 or TI-84, new or gently used
Drop Off Backpacks and Calculators:
- Our Daily Bread, July 1-August 8, Mondays through Fridays, 10a.m.-2p.m.
- Participating Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt Locations, July 7 through July 31
Contact Dawn Sykes to make other arrangements.
Thanks to your generosity, ODB was able to help 1,400 children in the Fairfax High School and J.E.B. Stuart High School pyramids last year! Because the need is so great, we are aiming our sights even higher. Will you take the challenge? We want to help 2,000 children this year! To accomplish this, we will need to raise $30,000 to purchase supplies. Any amount you can contribute will make a big difference!
If you would like to sponsor or learn more about Our Daily Bread's Back to School program, contact Dawn Sykes at 703-273-8829.
READ the Annandale Blog article
Two Delicious Ways to Help Our Kids in July!
Let Zoë's Kitchen Fairfax cater an upcoming gathering (it can even be lunch in the office), and they'll make a donation to our Collect for Kids Back to School Program! Place orders beginning June 20 for catering to be delivered or picked up on July 20-26. 15% of each $100 will go to ODB!
CLICK HERE for Details. VIEW the Catering Menu
Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt: Visit a participating area Sweet Frog store, July 7 through 10, 3 p.m. to closing, and mention Our Daily Bread. Our Collect for Kids Back to School Program will receive a percentage of the proceeds! You may also drop off your backpack donations at these stores through the end of July!
CLICK HERE for Details.
ODB is Grateful to Our 2014 Sponsors!
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