Back to School Project
About the Project
The Back-to-School project is a program sponsored by GVCS. This is a community-wide effort to ensure that students start the school year off right with needed school supplies, as the cost of these supplies is prohibitive for some families.
The project depends on the generosity of local churches, organizations, businesses, Stuff the Bus, and residents to provide the necessary school supplies. GVCS provides funding for the purchase of supplies, where needed, should community donations fall short.
In addition, to the above direct assistance, school supplies were also distributed to the Walkersville schools and Walkersville feeder schools for use by the guidance counselors to assist other students in need of supplies.
Contributions and Requests
Back to School Distribution Day:
Wednesday, August 2nd from 10am – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm at the Whitmore Zimmerman building at Heritage Farm Park.
If you want to donate we are accepting donations:
Heritage Park / Whitmore Zimmerman Building
(As you enter Heritage Park, it is the NEW building on the left)
Monday, July 31 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
If any of these days or times do not work for you, please reach out to us so we can make other arrangements to receive your donations.
The following is a recommended list of requested items:
- Pencils (#2)
- Glue Sticks
- Safety Scissors
- Colored Pencils
- 1-inch Binders
- 2-pocket Folders
- 2-pocket Folders with Brads
- Composition Books – Wide Ruled ONLY
- Spirals – Wide & College Ruled
- Loose Leaf Paper – Wide & College Ruled
- Index Cards
- Pens (Blue & Black Ink)
- Crayons (16 & 24 count)
Volunteer or Donate
We are always looking for individuals to volunteer their time to one of our programs throughout the year. If you do not have the time to volunteer, you can always donate items like food, clothing or even money. Click the link below to see how you can help.
Please fill out the form if you have any questions or comments about our programs, volunteering or donations.
Please leave a valid email address and we will get back to you as soon as possible.