Washington, DC-Area Back Pack Drives

For those with kids entering school (again), those looking to help the kids, or both:

THC has a copy of DCPS' official K-12 School Supplies List: http://www.thcdc.org/images/uploads/DCPS_School_Supplies_2011-2012.pdf

Central Union Mission's Operation Backpack - Donations (monetary or supplies) due August 9; Backpack giveaway August 18. Contact: Tracy Duncan, Central Union Mission Outreach Manager: 202-745-7118 x 260, or TDuncan@missiondc.org. The Redskins are accepting donations at their training camp facilities: http://blog.redskins.com/2012/07/23/help-area-children-with-backpack-drive/

Transitional Housing Corporation (THC) DC - Backpacks for homeless & at-risk youth. To donate, contact Andrew Adams, THC Development & Volunteer Manager at 202-291-5535 x 405, or aadams@thcdc.org.

NBC 4 Backpacks for Kids - Contact Aisha Karimah, aisha.karimah@nbcuni.com

Fashion Empowering Women Foundation - Build a Backpack Drives. Donations end August 18.

John Marienau Turpin