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Fairfax Charity Collecting for School Supplies Drive

The supplies will go to needy children in Fairfax County.

A Fairfax-based charity that wants to provide school supplies to needy children is now seeking donations.

Our Daily Bread’s goal is to distribute the supplies to 700 qualified Fairfax County school children as part of its Collect for Kids back-to-school program. In 2011, the organization assisted 438 children in central Fairfax, the organization said.

“We hope the community will respond generously to ensure that children whose families are in crisis are able to return to school this fall with the tools they need to succeed,” Lisa Whetzel, Our Daily Bread’s executive director, said in a prepared statement.

Our Daily Bread (ODB) is collaborating with Fairfax County Public Schools and other local non-profit organizations to purchase school supplies at a discounted rate through a partnership with the Collect for Kids school supplies drive.

The program will allow ODB to provide all the supplies a student needs for approximately $10 per student, where it can typically costs approximately $40 per child.

They are also seeking donations of backpacks and scientific calculators (TI-30Xa, TI-83 or TI-84).

ODB will accept donations from July 2 through August 10 at its offices at 4080 Chain Bridge Road, 2nd Floor, or at the following local businesses that are partnering with ODB:

  • Apple Federal Credit Union: Fairfax at 9701 Main St. or Vienna at 419A Maple Ave. E.
  • Bertucci’s Restaurants in Alexandria, Herndon, Springfield, and Tysons Corner
  • Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 9885 Fairfax Blvd.
  • Virginia Heritage Bank at the Fairfax branch only at 11166 Fairfax Blvd.

Donations can also be made at visit www.ODBFairfax.org.

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