As students in Housing Up’s programs return to school this fall, our 2022 Back to School Drive aimed to provide each student with a new backpack filled with supplies for a successful school year. With the help of our generous partners and donors, we assembled and distributed over 800 backpacks. Every school-age child in our permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing and affordable housing programs who needed a backpack of school supplies received one, an impact that reached nearly 750 households across DC.

We’d like to offer a special thank you to SC Y-CORPS, Urban-Atlantic Development Company, Children’s National Hospital, and our other volunteers for helping to pack hundreds of backpacks during the Drive. You make this work possible!


This year’s partners include:

The members of MPH Fitness

Bethesda Church of the Redeemer

Christ Lutheran Church DC

Amazon & Target Drive Donors


Urban-Atlantic Development Company

Children’s National Hospital

Irene Handlon

Phyllis Jordan & Brian Wilson

Embry & Joe Howell

Mark Bescher

Jenna Bowman

Bryan Moll

Al Claxton

Adam Richwine

Sean Honick

Jennifer Dillon

Richard Harrington

Mary Algire

Frank Parrish

Nathan Allen

Raymond Aycock

Kate Birks
Brenda Betancourt

Carlton Moore

Bobby Hamill

John Satira

Chase Hahn
Ryan Brewster
Michael Lucci

Abbey Overland

William J Moran Jr

Joy Lee

Dan Hou

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