Did you know?

Over 54,000 MCPS students receive free & reduced-price meals and many families struggle to afford basic necessities like school supplies. For just $10, you can provide a student in need with a backpack filled with school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.

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18,867 Students Supported During 2018 – 2019

Through the generosity of businesses, foundations, associations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, staff, and community members, MCPS has provided 18,867 students with backpacks filled with school supplies to start the school year!


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How to Donate

For as little as $10, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies in three ways: online credit card, mail a check, or text message. Contributions are tax deductible and GIVE BACKpacks accepts donations in any amount. Consider donating at the following Giving Levels to reach more students.


2019-2020 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.