Back to School Backpack and Supplies Drive

Help students of Alexandria by donating items to our Back-to-School Backpack and Supplies Drive!! Donation deadline is Aug. 22. Supplies will be handed out to students at an event held at the Charles Houston Recreation Center on August 26 from 12:00-3:00PM (add to your calendar).

Interested in volunteering at this event? We are looking for volunteers to paint faces, help hand out school supplies, and give students haircuts. Use this link to send us your name and availability, and we’ll reach out to you with details.

Organizations partnering to provide free backpacks with school supplies and haircuts for boys and girls to prepare them for the upcoming
school year:
Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue
• Charles Houston Advisory Council
Apple Federal Credit Union
Department of Recreation and Cultural Activities
City of Alexandria Fire Department
City of Alexandria Police Department
City of Alexandria Sheriff’s Department


This will be a fun day for all! There will be music, light refreshments, free haircuts for the kids, games, and more! Join us for this community event!

If you have items you’d like to drop off, please leave them at the Charles Houston Rec Center with attn: to Michael Johnson. Or, you can drop them off at the Alexandria, Virginia, Trader Joe’s (612 N St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA).

If you’d like to make monetary contribution, please use this link and specify that your donation be used for the backpack drive.

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