Drive for Supplies

Monday, July 16, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Montgomery Village Middle School

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.   

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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.

Glue bottles

Please Donate Items!

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.

Middle & High School Student Volunteers

We currently have all the volunteers needed at this time. Thank you to those that signed-up! If you are interested in being added to a wait list, please email Mrs. Cherry at

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:

Thursday, July 12
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Unpack and sort supplies
Friday, July 13
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Unpack and sort supplies
Monday, July 16
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Attend the press conference and community event, help guests find supplies, and assist with moving large scale supplies for local non-profit organizations

*Students are responsible for their own transportation and should bring their own lunch each day.

School Instructions

 Action Item
 Due Date
Identify a D4S Coordinator

May 25
Advertise D4S campaign and collect donations
May 29–June 15
Enter D4S collection data

June 15
Box supplies for pick-up
June 18
Division of Materials Maintenance pick-up supplies
June 19–June 29
Supplies delivered to MVMS
July 5–July 11


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.