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Backpacks 4 Kids 2014

Help students get ready for the school year




    Back to school after summer vacation -- what an exciting time for children as they look forward to their new classes, seeing new friends and shopping for school supplies! However, this can be a challenge for children in need. Being prepared with a new backpack and school supplies boosts a child's self-esteem and helps him feel like a regular kid. With the help of Apple Federal Credit Union, NBC4 is collecting new backpacks and supplies to be distributed to needy students in the community.

    Backpacks 4 Kids Phone Bank

    [DC] Backpacks 4 Kids Phone Bank
    Mark Kornmann from the NBC4 Community Advisory Board and the Rev. Cathy Alexander from the Metropolitan Community Church dropped by the Backpacks 4 Kids phone bank Thursday.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013)

    We are collecting backpacks, supplies and donations.

    NBC4 Accepts Donations for Backpacks 4 Kids

    [DC] NBC4 Accepts Donations for Backpacks 4 Kids
    Comcast Director of Government Affairs Karmen Walker Brown, ‎Director of Government Affairs at Comcast, and NBC4 President and General Manager Jackie Bradford stop by the Backpacks 4 Kids phone bank.
    (Published Friday, Aug. 23, 2013)

    Here's how you can help:

    • Donate by calling the NBCWashington hotline at 202-885-4949 between 11 a.m. and noon or 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Aug. 21.
    • Donate online here.
    • Send a check made out to Backpacks 4 Kids to:

    Backpacks 4 Kids
    NBC4 Washington
    4001 Nebraska Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20016


    Apple Federal Credit Union is an official sponsor of Backpacks 4 Kids!

    For Apple FCU locations, click here.

    School supplies needed per backpack:

    • Two packs of looseleaf notebook paper
    • Two dozen #2 pencils
    • Two packages of cap erasers
    • Three spiral composition books
    • One yellow highlighter
    • Eight plain folders with pockets and brads or loose leaf binder with dividers
    • One package of 24 crayons and/or one package of colored pencils
    • Small pencil or supply box or zippered supply pouch
    • Two composition books
    • Paper glue
    • Box of Kleenex
    • Two packs of copy (white) paper
    • 12-inch ruler