Student Leadership → Drive for Supplies
It's Drive for Supplies time again! The Annual Drive for Supplies Event is Monday, July 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Montgomery Village Middle School. Schools are accepting donations from May 29–June 15.
Each summer, MCPS collects and distributes new and reusable supplies to international and local nonprofit groups, including MCPS students. Students, teachers, and staff donate used, but reusable, school supplies at the end of the school year when they clean out their lockers, book bags, and desks. The program not only benefits children in need, but works to protect the environment by repurposing useable items that otherwise end up in landfills. Drive for Supplies, now in its 19th year, has generated over 91 tons of school supplies. The program is a collaboration between Learn Shop, Inc. and MCPS.
Video highlights from last year's Drive for Supplies campaign.
Binders • Markers • Pencils • Pens • Color Pencils • Erasers • Scissors • Paper • Dividers • Composition/Spiral Notebooks • Folders • Rulers • Glue • Lunch Boxes • Crayons • Pencil Cases The School Energy and Recycling Team will present a recognition award to the elementary, middle, and high school that collects the most supplies.
Student volunteers are needed to unpack and sort donated supplies to create a store-like environment where students, families, and local non-profit organizations can come and select needed supplies. Students must commit to the following schedule to earn 16 SSL hours:
*Students are responsible for their own transportation and should bring their own lunch each day.
Contact Mrs. Shella B. Cherry, Coordinator, Student Leadership and Volunteers, Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement, at 240-314-1039 or via email.