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2012 Back-to-School Supply Donation Drive
July 25 - August 28

Sponsored by Community Partners for Children in collaboration with Alexandria businesses

CPCCommunity Partners for Children (CPC) has kicked off its 21st annual Back-to-School Drive for school supplies. In partnership with local businesses, including the Torpedo Factory Art Center, CPC is collecting supplies for all age groups to be distributed to students in need in all Alexandria City Public Schools.

Each fall, many Alexandria students of all ages face the prospect of starting school without adequate supplies.

    “CPC depends on the generosity of the Alexandria community to help us ensure all Alexandria kids are ready for school,” said CPC Board President Pat Miller. “This drive helps kids who, through no fault of their own, can’t get the school supplies they need. CPC tries to make it possible for any student qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals to have the basic tools many take for granted in order to start the school year right.”

The Back-to-School Drive runs until August 29, 2011. Anyone wishing to contribute may help as follows:

  • Between July 25 and August 29, donate new school supplies by dropping them off in one of the donation boxes at the locations listed below.
  • Send a tax-deductible check to support the Back-to-School Drive to Community Partners for Children, P.O. Box 2738, Alexandria, VA 22301.
  • Volunteer to help sort school supplies on Tuesday, August 30, at Charles Houston Rec Center, 901 Wythe Street. To volunteer, email Kendra at
  • Needed Items:

  • Backpacks
  • Notebooks and Binders
  • Wide Rule Filler Paper (not college rule)
  • Scissors / Glue / Rulers
  • Crayons
  • Pencils (not mechanical)
  • Subject Dividers
  • Pocket Folders
  • Pencil Boxes / Zipper Pouches
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Donation Box Locations:

    Del Ray Area
    A Show of Hands – 2301 Mt Vernon Avenue
    Artfully Chocolate / Kingsbury Confections – 2003A Mt Vernon AvenueCaboose Café – 2419 Mt Vernon Avenue
    Dairy Godmother – 2308 Mt Vernon Avenue
    Del Ray United Methodist Church – 100 E Windsor Avenue
    Eclectic Nature Gift & Garden Center – 1503 Mt Vernon Avenue
    FireFlies – 1501 Mt Vernon Avenue
    Grace Episcopal Church – 3601 Russell Road
    Mancini’s – 1508 Mt Vernon Avenue
    Nature's Nibbles – 2601 Mt Vernon Avenue
    St. Elmo's – 2300 Mt Vernon Avenue
    VA Commerce Banks – 2401 Mt Vernon Avenue
    Yates Automotive – 317 E Braddock Road
    Yoga in Daily Life – 2402 Mt Vernon Avenue

    Old Town Area
    Alexandria City Hall – 301 King Street, Main Lobby and 2nd Floor
    ASIS – 1625 Prince Street
    DASH – 3000 Business Center Drive
    Fit One Studio – 814 N St Asaph Street
    McEnearney Associates – 109 S Pitt Street
    Old Town Transit Shop – 1775 C Duke Street
    Today's Cargo – 1102 King Street
    Torpedo Factory Art Center – 105 N Union Street
    Volunteer Alexandria – 123 N Alfred Street, 3rd Floor
    Weichart Realtors – 121 N Pitt Street

    All Burke & Herbert Branch Locations
    Carlyle – 1775 Jamieson Avenue
    Fairlington Branch – 1705 Fern Street
    King Street – 621 King Street
    Landmark – 155 N Paxton Street
    Main Office – 100 S. Fairfax Street
    Monroe Ave – 306 E Monroe Avenue

    All Alexandria Public Library Branches
    Barrett Branch – 717 Queen Street
    Beatley Branch – 5005 Duke Street
    Burke Branch – 4701 Seminary Road
    Duncan Branch – 2501 Commonwealth Avenue

    Other Alexandria Locations
    Alexandria Dept of Health – 4480 King Street 4th Floor
    Alexandria INOVA – 4320 Seminary Road
    The Hartford – 5285 Shawnee Road, Suite 600
    Trinity United Methodist Church – 2911 Cameron Mills Road
    Commonwealth Federal Credit Union – 4875 Eisenhower Avenue
    Church of the Resurrection – 2280 North Beauregard Street
    Congregation Agudas Achim – 2908 Valley Drive
    Chinquapin Recreation Center – 3210 King Street
    The Church of St Clement – 1701 N Quaker Lane
    Dr. Stephen Blood – 1225 Martha Custis Drive, Suite C7
    The Sentinel of Landmark – 6300 Stevenson Avenue
    Curves – 4613 Duke Street, Suite B
    VSE – 2550 Huntington Avenue

    Community Partners for Children is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps
    Alexandria children by collecting and distributing donated school supplies and holiday gifts to
    those who need them. For more information about CPC, contact Pat Miller at

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