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. Schools will be accepting donations from May 16–June 14.
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.
Listen to students helping other students and how the program makes a difference for others:
Please Donate Items!
Binders • Markers • Pencils • PensColored Pencils • Erasers • Scissors • PaperDividers • Composition/Spiral Notebooks • Folders • RulersGlue • 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!
Attention Middle and High School Students!
Want to earn SSL hours? Student volunteers are needed to prepare donated supplies for the event. This includes weighing the materials, unpacking the boxes, and creating a store-like environment where students, families, and local non-profit organizations can come and select needed supplies. Students must commit to the schedule below to earn 21 SSL hours.
*Students are responsible for their own transportation and should bring their own lunch each day.
*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 Shella_B_Cherry@mcpsmd.org.