Back to School 2023-2024
School Supply Drive & Distribution

Returning to school will be challenging for many students. It is especially difficult for students whose connection to school is insecure or fragile. This includes those who are new to the country and our system of education. One small but impactful way we can increase the likelihood of success and support their school connectedness is to provide them with the supplies they will need and an in-person “welcome” from caring adults.

Our goal is to fill 700-800 backpacks with age-appropriate supplies and personal notes of encouragement for students enrolled in elementary, middle and high school, or in GED and workforce training programs. Backpacks will be distributed at Gaithersburg High School on August 21 or dropped off at students’ homes.

Help Fill Their Backpacks | Help Fulfill Their Promise

Through July 14:

Give supplies from Identity’s
Amazon Wishlist

Or make a donation for supplies!

Through July 30:

Write notes of encouragement to include in each backpack!

For more information and to volunteer, email

Weds., August 16 &
Thurs., August 17

Fill backpacks!

12pm – 5pm
Gaithersburg High School

Monday, August 21

Distribute backpacks to youth!

4:30pm – 7:30pm
Gaithersburg High School

Thank you to our Amigo sponsor: