Drive for Supplies
MCPS, in partnership with Learn Shop, Inc., an organization that collects and distributes new and reusable school supplies, participates annually in Drive for Supplies, a program that encourages students to donate used, but usable school supplies to students locally and around the world. Please view this video with highlights from a previous Drive for Supplies campaign.
Students are encouraged to clean out their lockers, book bags, desks and closets at the end of the school year and donate the supplies to the Drive for Supplies campaign. The collected supplies will benefit MCPS schools and international nonprofit groups. SERT will present a recognition award to the elementary, middle, and high school that collects the most supplies.
The Drive for Supplies ceremony and press conference will take place at Richard Montgomery High School on Monday, July 17th from 9-9:30 a.m. School staff members may pick up needed school supplies for their students at the end of the ceremony or until 2 p.m. Schools interested in receiving additional supplies must sign-up by Friday, July 7th. Nonprofit organizations interested in attending the Drive for Supplies press conference and distribution must register by Friday, July 17th.
Secondary students interested in volunteering as part of the Drive for Supplies can register online by Friday, June 30th. All students completing an application by the deadline and agree to volunteer at least 4 of the 5 days will be accepted.
Boxes, tape, and labels for collecting supplies will be delivered to participating schools. Once your school's supplies have been collected, sorted, and packed, enter your collection report by Wednesday, June 21st. Filled boxes are scheduled for pick-up between Monday, June 26th and Friday, July 7th.