Did you know?

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 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, white boards, 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.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about MCPS Give Backpacks pdf


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13,805 Students Supported During 2019 – 2020

Through the generosity of businesses, foundations, associations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, staff, and community members, MCPS has provided 13,805 students with backpacks filled with school supplies to start the school year!


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Give Backpacks

How to Donate

For as little as $10, you can provide a student with virtual learning school supplies in three ways: online credit card, mail a check, or text message. Contributions are tax deductible and the GIVE BACKpacks campaign (supporting virtual learning) accepts donations in any amount.

Consider donating at the following Giving Levels to reach more students.


2020-2021 Giving Levels

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

Donate Online

Donate by Text


Donate by Check

Please send your check or money order made payable to the
MCPS Educational Foundation, Inc.
and acknowledge your donation to GIVE BACKpacks (you may include the name of a school if you wish to designate your donation) and send to:

MCPS Educational Foundation, Inc.
P O Box 1007
Rockville, MD 20849 - 1007


Sponsor a School or Cluster within your Community

To sponsor a specific school or cluster within your community, please call the MCPS Partnerships Unit at 240-740-5599.