Back to School 2024-2025
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 living in poverty who are new to the community 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 500 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 20 schools where Identity provides programs and services.

Help Fill Their Backpacks | Help Fulfill Their Promise

Through July 14:

Give supplies from Identity’s
Amazon Wishlist

Or make a donation for supplies!

Wednesday, August 7
& Thursday, August 8

Fill backpacks!

12pm to 7pm
Gaithersburg High School

Sign up to volunteer for a 2-hour shift

Now – August 8

Write notes of encouragement to include in backpacks!

Write notes from home before July 30
OR with other volunteers at Gaithersburg High School on August 7 & 8

Click below to sign up to volunteer
for a 2-hour shift on August 7 or 8
For more information about volunteering from home, email

Thank you to our School Supply Drive Sponsors!