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Back-To-School Help: Where to Donate or Find Resources

in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford

By Jenny Sites, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Fredericksburg July 6, 2024


Looking for our Back-To-School Guide?  

You can find that HERE.

🎒Get information on your 1st day of school, supply lists, transportation, schedules, and more. 🚌



Our area has so many wonderful people who have asked how they can help with back to school.  We put together a list of local School Supply Drives for anyone who would like to make a donation.  In addition to this list, there are many teachers posting their wish lists on Facebook, so be sure to check with your teacher friends too! Additionally, we have many families who could use a hand.  For those families, we have compiled a list of places you can go for clothing, food, and supplies to help you get your family ready for school! 






Back to School Supply Drives

Dates and locations accepting donations include:


July 16 - July 30: FAAR School Supply Drive

FAAR, 2050 Gordon W. Shelton Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Help local students gear up for a brighter future. Drop-off supplies or ship directly from their Amazon wishlist. Details.


Saturday July 27, 2024: Stuff The Bus

10am to 4pm at Funland, 1351 Central Park Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Saturday July 27, 2024: Backpack Drive

11am to 2pm at Enlighten Church, 1169 Courthouse Rd, Su 103, Stafford, VA

3rd annual backpack drive to provide backpacks and school supplies to school-aged children in Stafford County. Details.


August 1-6: School supply Donation Drop Off

Community Bank of the Chesapeake, 5831 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg

Drop off school supplies during business hours. Details.


August 3: Donate and Dunk

9am to 11am at Target, 1090 Stafford Marketplace, Stafford, VA

Local principals will be in dunking booths. Come with your donation and enjoy giving them a dunk!

You can also donate all year long using their Amazon Wishlist.


August 6, 2024: School supply Donation Drop off

8:30am to 3:30pm at Mount Hope Baptist Church, 6823 Harrison Rd

Drop off school supplies. Details.


August 6, 2024: Stuff the Bus

9am to 5pm at Staples, 2003 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Purchase and leave your donation at Staples. Details.







Need Back-to-School Clothing or Supplies? 

Saturday, August 24, 2024 - Back 2 School Drive

1pm to 5pm at the Howell Library, 806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Bring your kids & teens and tell a friend to tell a friend! Donation options available. Details


July 26 and 27, 2024: Free School Dressing Days

You must pre-register online June 16-July 13th or in person on July 13th to participate. Find the details here.



Additional Resources:

  • Fredericksburg Food Bank
  • Be sure to speak with your child's school to let them know if you still need help with supplies. Many schools have a closet with supplies they can discreetly provide to your child.

Know of a community back-to-school event in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, or Stafford that we're missing?  Let us know!


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