BCPS School Supply Drive to Start Monday, July 25

Have you seen the commercials? Gotten the fliers? Noticed the advertisements?

If you haven’t, here’s what you’ve been missing: It’s almost back-to-school season, which means it’s time to start buying school supplies!

Starting Monday, July 25, Baltimore County Public Schools will hold a supply drive as part of its Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign in association with the Education Foundation of BCPS. For three weeks – through Friday, Aug. 12, the school system will accept donations at drop-off locations throughout the county to prepare its students for the new year.

BCPS invites community members, area businesses, and local organizations to participate in the drive. To donate school supplies, visit:

  • Any branch of the Baltimore County Public Library
  • Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall
  • Office Depot stores at:
    • 1920 York Road, Timonium 21093
    • Cherryvale Plaza Shopping Center, 11716 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown 21136
    • Perring Plaza Shopping Center, 1953 E. Joppa Road, Parkville 21234
    • 3595 Washington Blvd., Lansdowne 21227
    • West Plaza, 6501 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville 21228
  • BCPS headquarters
    • 6901 N. Charles St., Towson 21204
      The administration building or Building E

Though donors may provide any school supplies, the most-needed items are colored pencils or markers, crayons, glue sticks, marble composition notebooks, pencils, pocket folders, socks, and underwear.

In addition, the employees of SunTrust Bank, Merrill Lynch’s Dulaney Center II location, Phillips Way in Finksburg, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company are contributing to the drive. Other businesses and organizations also can join the drive by collecting donations from customers, employees, and visitors. To participate in the supply drive, contact Diana Spencer at 443.809.4243 or dspencer4@bcps.org

Since 2014, the BCPS supply drive has been an annual tradition in the school system’s Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign. Designed to garner community support for BCPS students and schools, the campaign has included special contests, BCPS-TV programming, Parent University workshops, and more. For information about the campaign as well as a calendar of this year’s activities and events, go to www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/btsiyt/

The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc., is a nonprofit organization established to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.