The Summer is usually full of fun - spending time at the pool, sleeping in, family vacations and resting up for the upcoming school year. But some spend part of their Summer getting ready for the new school year. Many organizations are starting their Summer off with planning school supply drives. One of those organizations here in our area is Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS).
Have you heard about NVFS? It's a private nonprofit that helps families in need all over Northern Virginia. They help the homeless, the hungry - ALL those in need, including students! Each Summer they put together a school supply drive where they collect everything a student could need, including backpacks!
This year F.H. Furr was able to participate in their supply drive as the Official Backpack Sponsor and we were able to donate over 800 backpacks! The best part of all? We were able to help NVFS distribute the bags to the students in need at the pickup day held in Manassas! Families were lined up to pick up their fully stocked backpacks!
NVFS collected SO many supplies they were able to extend the backpack drive to Fairfax County AND Loudoun County! Our F.H. Furr Cares team had a great time with NVFS delivering these backpacks to those in need in the community!
And that's not all! We were also able to donate over 10,000 pencils to local schools in the Northern Virginia area. You might have even seen our F.H. Furr Cares car on the highways throughout the area delivering them! These pencils will help the schools with standardized testing and back to school night, as well as school events!
We had a great Summer donating our time to local school drives and are excited to see what the school year has in store for us - and them!
If you are interested in finding out more about NVFS and how you might be able to help, please click here.