Back to School is an exciting time in the life of a child and their parents! However for many low income families in Southeast Fairfax County it can be extremely stressful as families worry about how they will afford the necessary school supplies. YOU (and your friends, colleagues, neighbors, book club, faith-based group – you get the idea!) can help minimize the worry and ensure a confident start to the school year for local children by donating a new backpack and supplies. LCAC anticipates serving more than 500 children and teens through our 2019 Back2School program thanks to this wonderful community! Download the 2019 Back to School Flyer!
Volunteer information is available through our online volunteer portal.
Adopt a child/teen (or several): Visit our Sign up Genius page. ALL “adoptions” from Sign Up Genius.
Supply lists: Click on the grade to download and view the PDF.
- Print out the Supply List for each grade you are filling and check the appropriate gender on the left side of each list.
- Purchase a gender/grade appropriate backpack and appropriate supplies.
- Check each item on the list as it is placed in a recyclable grocery bag.
- Place the supply list inside the bag.
- Drop off backpack and bag of supplies.
Drop off of supplies and backpacks:
Drop off the supply bag(s) and empty backpacks on Saturday, August 17 between 10 am – 12pm at the Moose Family Center, 9612 Fernedge Lane, Lorton (just off of Rte. 1).
Download & complete this form before drop-off to speed up the donation process!
Alternate Drop Off Information:
School supplies may be dropped off from Thursday, August 8th through Friday August 16th at INOVA Healthplex Lorton, 9321 Sanger Street, Lorton, VA 22079. INOVA Healthplex Lorton is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Enter the building through the Emergency Room door. INOVA staff will direct you.
NOTE: If you are adopting five or more children and are planning to drop off your donations at INOVA Healthplex Lorton – please call 703 339-5161 x140 prior to drop off and let us know when the drop off will take place so that we may arrange for a pickup.
If you drop off donations at INOVA Healthplex Lorton and wish to receive a donation receipt, please email Linda@LortonAction.org with the number of backpacks you have dropped off along with their value. Thank you!