The weather may still be warm but just around the corner, the cold winter months will be upon us, and The Education Foundation of BCPS will once again provide hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, socks, and coats for students in need through its annual campaign Share the Warmth. Staying warm, safe, and healthy are fundamental needs for children as they prepare for their days in school. Winter accessories are not always available to everyone. The Share the Warmth campaign answers the call to those in need.
Last year, generous members of the community organized collection drives in their neighborhoods, provided drop off locations at local businesses, purchased items, or made a monetary donation. In total, over $8,600 of winter accessories, health and wellness supplies, and social emotional learning resources were distributed to students throughout the BCPS district, through pupil personal workers and educators. Items were collected, picked up, and delivered to the Exchangerees at THE AVENUE at White Marsh and at the Exchangeree at Windsor Mill. This year, in addition to the collection of winter accessories, social-emotional learning resources, books, packages of tissues, hand sanitizer, and personal care items will also be included in the distribution process to contribute to healthy living and eliminate the spread of germs from one individual to another, or one household to another.
A student’s health and well-being will impact a student’s academic growth and overall achievement in school. If you would like to participate in the upcoming Share the Warmth campaign, visit our Web site to learn more about the Exchangeree or to become involved with The Foundation of BCPS, Inc. it is easy to participate. When you choose to collect winter accessories, academic school supplies/resources or to volunteer your time and service you can do so online here. To schedule a drop off donation of academic school supplies/resources, winter accessories and books by viewing our drop-off dates and registering here. If you would like to make a monetary donation you can also do that online. All the information, resources, and tools you need can be found on The Education Foundation Web site for the Exchangeree
The Education Foundation of Bal
timore County Public Schools continues to bridge partnerships between the community and the district, supporting programs that are not supported through allocated funds from tax dollars. We look forward to sharing more information about the Exchangerees.
The Foundation is a 501 C (3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization, under Internal Revenue Service regulations to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.