Drive for Supplies

Monday, July 15, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Argyle Middle School

It's Drive for Supplies time again! The 20th Annual Drive for Supplies Event is Monday, July 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Argyle Middle School. Thank you for all your donations this year!

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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 20th year, has generated over 95 tons of school supplies! The program is a collaboration between Learn Shop, Inc. and MCPS.

orange menu arrow Listen to students helping other students and how the program makes a difference for others:

Donated items include:

Binders • Markers • Pencils • Pens
Colored Pencils • Erasers • Scissors • Paper
Dividers • Composition/Spiral Notebooks • Folders • Rulers
Glue • Lunch Boxes • Crayons • Pencil Cases

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The School Energy and Recycling Team will present a recognition award to the elementary, middle and high school that collects the most supplies!

Student Volunteer Instructions

Action Date Special Notes
Complete online volunteer registration Registrations are now closed
Unpack and sort supplies July 10-July 12 Registered volunteers will sort materials and prepare them for distribution for event
Press Conference and D4S Event July 15 Attend press conference and event, help guests find supplies, and assist with loading large items

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

School Instructions

Action Date Special Notes
Identify a D4S Coordinator May 24
Advertise D4S campaign and collect donations May 16-June 14 Identify and advertise donation locations in school
Enter D4S Collection Data June 14
Pack supplies June 14 Supplies are boxed and readied for pick-up
Division of Materials Maintenance pick-up supplies June 18-June 28 D4S coordinators inform administration and building services of boxed supplies
Press Conference and D4S Event July 15 School officials invited

*The press conference will be held from 9-9:30 a.m. with county, local and statewide officials. Community members and local nonprofit organizations will be in attendance and will "shop" for supplies following the press conference.

Contact Mrs. Shella B. Cherry, Coordinator, Student Leadership and Volunteers, Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement, at 240-740-4692 or