June 5, 2013
The MCPS Give BACKpacks campaign is underway and MCPS needs your help to raise $500,000 to purchase 50,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for MCPS students in need. The Give BACKpacks drive was created in response to the growing need in Montgomery County to help famlilies who cannot afford necessities, like school supplies. Last year, generous sponsors donated more than $80,000 to the backpack drive, and more than 8,000 MCPS students received backpacks filled with school supplies.
A backpack filled with school supplies costs $10 and donors have the option to sponsor an individual student, a classroom, a grade level or an entire school.
Visit www.mcpsgivebackpacks.org to learn more or to donate.