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Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Collecting supplies and donations to give students and teachers access to the materials they need

Join NBC4 in Supporting Our Schools With Backpacks 4 Kids

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    Help NBC4 — Working 4 You — in giving students in need the tools to get the new school year off to a good start!

    Our goal is to provide backpacks filled with supplies to  4,000  elementary school students across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. A filled backpack costs approximately $20.  

    Your donation is tax-deductible through the Greater Washington Community Foundation, which houses and distributes all of the funds raised to purchase backpacks and supplies, which are then distributed by NBC4.

    There are several ways that you can help.

    Prince George's County Exec., Councilman-Elect Help Backpacks 4 Kids

    [DC] Prince George's County Exec., Councilman-Elect Help Backpacks 4 Kids

    Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Councilman-elect Calvin Hawkins contribute to NBC4's Backpacks 4 Kids campaign.

    (Published Thursday, July 26, 2018)

    Make a secure online credit or debit card donation here.

    You can donate new backpacks and school supplies NBC4's second on-site collection day:

    • Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6 a.m. to noon at Apple Federal Credit Union, Kingstowne Branch, 6831 Sir Viceroy Drive, Alexandria, Virginia. 

    Prince George's County Residents Donate to Backpacks 4 Kids

    [DC] Prince George's County Residents Donate to Backpacks 4 Kids

    News4 is making sure students all over our region have what they need to succeed in the classroom. Molette Green spent Thursday at the Woodmore Towne Centre in Glenarden, Maryland, collecting donations for the annual Backpacks 4 Kids campaign.

    (Published Thursday, July 26, 2018)

    Or send a check made out to Backpacks 4 Kids to: 

    Backpacks 4 Kids/GWCF
    NBC4 Washington
    4001 Nebraska Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20016

    Here are the supplies needed to fill each backpack:

    • Loose leaf notebook paper 
    • No. 2 pencils
    • Erasers 
    • Composition books 
    • Yellow highlighter 
    • Pocket folders 
    • One package of 24 crayons and/or one package of colored pencils 
    • Glue stick
    • 12-inch ruler