We’re excited to kick off our 2021 Back to School drive! Housing Up currently serves close to 900 families including more than 1,400 school-age children and teenagers. Our Back to School drive will provide a backpack full of school supplies to each child that we serve.

Last year, our community raised more than $17,000 which allowed us to distribute 340 tablets and 352 backpacks with school supplies. Your support last year was instrumental in helping students to navigate the shift to virtual learning and to bridge the digital divide that exists for many low-income families. As students begin to return to safe, in-person learning this fall, we want to ensure all children have what they need to thrive in the classroom.

The success of this year’s drive depends on your support and there are many ways to contribute!

  1. Purchase supplies via our registries: Visit our Target registry to buy school supplies for students. A few small clicks and you’ve made a big difference.
  2. Make a donation: You can make a monetary donation to our drive, here. All donations will be used to purchase bulk school supplies.
  3. Donate new backpacks or school supplies: We gladly accept in-kind donations of new backpacks and school supplies! Please contact our Manager of Volunteer Programs & Community Engagement, Dillon Ficca, to arrange a drop-off.

You are also welcome to purchase supplies at your retailer of choice and mail them to:

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

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