Drive for Supplies Celebrates 20 Years

Hundreds of students, families and community members received free, donated school supplies at the 20th annual Drive for Supplies. The Drive for Supplies program is a collaboration between Learn Shop, Inc. and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The program give students an opportunity to directly support their schools and communities by donating their reusable school supplies and teaches them how they can help preserve their environment by recycling and reducing waste.

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Drive for Supplies was conceived in 1999 by Rev. Kevin and Louise Newcomer, founders of Learn Shop, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Wheaton, MD. The program has expanded each year since its inception. Since 2002, MCPS has collected over 102 tons of school supplies. This year, more than 14,478 pounds of reuseable school and office supplies were collected.

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Ninety-one MCPS schools, along with several MCPS offices, and local businesses, participated in the program. At the conclusion of the celebration ceremony, the collected supplies were distributed to students, families, schools and nonprofit agencies that support students in need or provide services and programs to students.

Special thanks to administration and staff at Argyle Middle School for hosting this event and to the Drive for Supplies Corps student volunteers who spent several days this summer sorting and packing the donated supplies!

Recognition Awards

The School Energy and Recycling Team presented recognition awards to:

  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary School who collected 527.4 pounds of school supplies

  • Hallie Wells Middle School who collected 199.1 pounds of school supplies

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase High School who collected 367.2 pounds of school supplies

 

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Participating Schools

Elementary Schools
  • Ashburton Elementary School
  • Bannockburn Elementary School
  • Beall Elementary School
  • Bel Pre Elementary School
  • Bradley Hills Elementary School
  • Brookhaven Elementary School
  • Brown Station Elementary School
  • Burning Tree Elementary School
  • Burnt Mills Elementary School
  • Candlewood Elementary School
  • Cannon Road Elementary School
  • Captain James Daly Elementary School
  • Cashell Elementary School
  • Cedar Grove Elementary School
  • Chevy Chase Elementary School
  • Clarksburg Elementary School
  • Clearspring Elementary School
  • Cresthaven Elementary School
  • Darnestown Elementary School
  • Diamond Elementary School
  • Dr. Sally K Ride Elementary School
  • DuFief Elementary School
  • Fallsmead Elementary School
  • Flora M. Singer Elementary School
  • Flower Hill Elementary School
  • Forest Knolls Elementary School
  • Fox Chapel Elementary School
  • Garrett Park Elementary School
  • Germantown Elementary School
  • Gibbs Elementary School
  • Glen Haven Elementary School
  • Glenallan Elementary School
  • Goshen Elementary School
  • Great Seneca Creek Elementary School
  • Greencastle Elementary School
  • Highland View Elementary School
  • Jackson Road Elementary School
  • Jones Lane Elementary School
  • Lakewood Elementary School
  • Laytonsville Elementary School
  • Little Bennett Elementary School
  • Luxmanor Elementary School
  • Montgomery Knolls Elementary School
  • Piney Branch Elementary School
  • Poolesville Elementary School
  • Rock View Elementary School
 
    Elementary Schools (cont’d)
  • Rosemary Hills Elementary School
  • Rosemont Elementary School
  • Seven Locks Elementary School
  • Strathmore Elementary School
  • Summit Hall Elementary School
  • Takoma Park Elementary School
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
  • Travilah Elementary School
  • Twinbrook Elementary School
  • Westover Elementary School
  • Whetstone Elementary School
  • William Tyler Page Elementary School
  • Wyngate Elementary School
  • Middle Schools
  • A. Mario Loiederman Middle School
  • Benjamin Banneker Middle School
  • Briggs Chaney Middle School
  • Cabin John Middle School
  • Col E Brooke Lee Middle School
  • Earle B Wood Middle School
  • Farquhar Middle School
  • Francis Scott Key Middle School
  • Hallie Wells Middle School
  • John Poole Middle School
  • John T Baker Middle School
  • Montgomery Village Middle School
  • North Bethesda Middle School
  • Redland Middle School
  • Ridgeview Middle School
  • Rocky Hill Middle School
  • Rosa Parks Middle School
  • Shady Grove Middle School
  • Silver Creek Middle School
    High Schools
  • Albert Einstein High School
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
  • Damascus High School
  • Montgomery Blair High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Poolesville High School
  • Richard Montgomery High School
  • Rockville High School
  • Seneca Valley High School
  • Sherwood High School
  • Walter Johnson High School
  • Winston Churchill High School