Collect for Kids

Collect for Kids 2019

Help Us Support Local Students

Many children look forward to arriving on the first day of school with new notebooks, backpacks and pencil boxes, but it’s a different story children whose families cannot afford these items. To meet this community need, Apple Federal Credit Union is conducting its annual back to school supply drives for area students and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Apple FCU’s Collect for Kids program is an exceptional way to support our local students. Each fall, thousands of children start the school year without the basic school supplies they need to succeed academically. Collect for Kids is a program focused on providing those critical items to children who are “most in need,” allowing them to focus on their studies and build self-esteem.

When to donate

July 1 - August 31, 2019

What to donate


Backpacks and Other School Supplies

Whether you choose plain or fancy, any new backpack donation is welcome, along with any and all of the items in this list:

  • Backpacks
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • 3-Hole Pencil Pouches
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Book Covers
  • Calculators
  • Colored Pencils
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Crayons
  • D'Nealian Tablets
  • Drafting Kits
  • Dry Erase Markers/Erasers
  • Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index Cards
  • Loose Leaf, 3-Hole Paper
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pens - black, blue and red
  • Plastic Storage Bags
  • Pocketed Folders
  • Post-it Notes
  • Rulers (12-inch)
  • Safety Scissors
  • Single Subject Spiral Notebooks
  • Tabbed Dividers
  • Tissues
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Washable, Classic Color Markers


Partnerships allow us to do more with every dollar. Cash donations will be accepted in all of our branch locations.
$1 donated = nearly $3 worth of school supplies
$25 donated = enough to fill a new backpack.

Click here to make an online donation directly to Collect for Kids, supporting Fairfax County schools.

Where to donate

We are accepting new school supplies and cash donations at all of our branch locations. Look for a yellow collection box for school supplies in the Credit Union lobby, and speak with a Member Service Representative to make a cash donation. Rest assured that your donations will stay within the community they are donated within and be distributed to students in time to begin the school year.

Fairfax County Public Schools is accepting school supplies at all of our branch locations in Fairfax County. You may make a secure online donation below:

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Facebook - Donate Now

Make a secure donation through Facebook using PayPal.

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Fairfax County Schools only. See Facebook for complete details.

Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford Counties and Winchester areas are accepting school supplies and cash donations at our area branches in those areas.

Backpacks 4 Kids