It’s here! Housing Up is launching its annual Back to School Drive and this year, there is a new focus on bridging the digital divide for our families. In an effort to ensure no Housing Up child is left out of participating in virtual education this fall and beyond, we are shifting the main item of our Drive from backpacks and traditional school supplies to a high-quality, personal tablet for distance learning.

This year, our Back to School Drive will primarily operate out of a Target registry. Our Back to School Drive is completely dependent upon the contributions from our incredible community. Last year, you raised almost $15,000 and helped us distribute close to 800 backpacks to children in our programs.

In an effort to keep track of each generous donation, please mail all packages, including gifts on our registries purchased from a different retailer, to the following address:

Dillon Ficca
8201 16th Street
Apt. 601
Silver Spring, MD, 20910

Your involvement in this year’s Drive will make a significant impact on closing the digital divide for DC’s underserved families. Can the families we serve count on your support?

Please contact Dillon Ficca, Manager of Volunteer Programs & Community Engagement, with any questions at or (708) 288-7754.


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