The bus drivers and monitors from the ACPS Department of Transportation are hosting a Coat, Backpack and Food Drive for students in need on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drive will take place at the ACPS Transportation Department building at 3540 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria.
This will be a fun-filled event with music, entertainment and refreshments. All ages are welcome!
We are looking for donations of:
- backpacks (new, like new or gently used and laundered)
- winter coats and jackets (new, like new or gently used and laundered)
- hats, gloves and mittens (new, like new or gently used and laundered)
- unexpired, nonperishable food items
Please join us in helping those who need it most!
If you or your family are in need, the City of Alexandria has multiple resources of which you can take advantage:
For more information about the Coat, Backpack and Food Drive, contact Michael Stephens at 703-618-9722 or Denise Moore at 703-864-2580.
Thank you to our volunteers from Matthew Maury Elementary School, Mayor Allison Silberberg and Principal Victor Powell who recently collected donations for National Blessings in a Backpack Day. The program sends food home with students in need over the weekend.