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Release Date: 8/4/2017 Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

Even YOU can buy school supplies

BCPS school supply drive is helping community relive its youth

TOWSON, MD — Remember how thrilling it was each August to start buying crisp new school supplies? Now everyone - even those without school-age children - can relive those glory days by shopping the sales and donating school supplies to The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools.

The annual school supply drive for BCPS is bigger than ever this year and will benefit students across the county. The list of drop-off locations (see below) continues to grow - now including a hotel and a private school in addition to public libraries, fitness centers, stores, banks, hair salons, and more.

And if giving makes you hungry, you might want to consider dropping off your donations at one of six Chick-fil-A restaurants. BCPS supporters who take newly purchased school supplies to the following restaurants (along with a store receipt showing that they spent at least $10 on the supplies) will receive a gift card redeemable for a Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. (Limit one per person.) The participating Chick-fil-A locations are:

  • Eastpoint - 7907 Eastern Ave., 21224
  • Hunt Valley Towne Centre - 6 Hyland Ave., 21030
  • Parkville - 2008 E Joppa Rd., 21234
  • Middle River - 1202 Martin Blvd. (Martin Plaza Shopping Center), 21220
  • Perry Hall - 8867 Belair Rd., 21236
  • Towson Town Center - 825 Dulaney Valley Rd., #3285, 21204

To date, the following businesses/organizations have agreed to accept public donations of school supplies:

  • Anytime Fitness, Perry Hall and Timonium
    • 5002 Honeygo Center Dr., 21128
    • 55 W Aylesbury Rd., Suite A, 21093

  • Baltimore County Public Library, all branches

  • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Pikesville
    • 1819 Reisterstown Rd., 21208

  • Boscov’s, White Marsh Mall
    • 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., 21236

  • Carney Chiropractic Center
    • 9403 Harford Rd., 21234

  • Chesapeake Bank of Maryland
    • 2001 E. Joppa Rd., 21234

  • The Columbia Bank, Fairgrounds Plaza
    • Fairgrounds Plaza branch: 67 W. Aylesbury Rd., 21093
    • Corporate office: 2219 York Road, Suite #400, 21093

  • Destinations Credit Union
    • 8767 Satyr Hill Rd., 21234

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton, Baltimore Hunt Valley
    • 213 International Circle, 21030

  • First Financial Federal Credit Union, all branches in Baltimore County
    • Catonsville Branch, Westpark Shopping Center, 6400 Baltimore National Pike, 21228
    • Fullerton Branch, Putty Hill Plaza, 7966 Belair Rd., 21236
    • Golden Ring Branch, 8665 Pulaski Highway, 21237
    • Lutherville Branch, Heaver Plaza, 1301 York Rd., 21093
    • Owings Mills Branch, St. Thomas Shopping Center, 9906 Reisterstown Rd., 21117
    • Lutherville Administrative Center, 1215 York Rd., 21093

  • First National Bank, 11 branches in Baltimore County
    • Carney, 9613 Harford Rd., Ste. A, 21234
    • Catonsville, 6335 Baltimore National Pike, 21228
    • Dundalk, 7546 Holabird Ave., 21222
    • Essex, 515 Eastern Blvd., 21221
    • Honeygo, 5000 Honeygo Center Dr., 21128
    • Lutherville, 1505 York Rd., 21093
    • Owings Mills, 9231 Lakeside Blvd., 21117
    • Perry Hall, 4208 Ebenezer Rd., Ste. A, 21236
    • Sparks, 109 Sparks Valley Rd., 21152
    • Timonium, 2165 York Rd., 21093
    • Towson, 1 W Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 110, 21204
    • White Marsh, 5340 Campbell Blvd., 21236

  • The Forbush School at Glyndon
    • Administration Building, 407 Central Ave., 21136
    • Hiss United Methodist Church
      • 8700 Harford Rd., 21234

    • Office Depot, all locations in Baltimore County
      • 3595 Washington Blvd,, Washington Blvd. & Lansdowne Rd., 21227
      • 1630 Reisterstown Rd., Reisterstown & Naylors, 21208
      • 11716 Reisterstown Rd., Cherry Vale Plaza, 21136
      • 8640 Pulaski Hwy #103, Rte 40 & 695 (Old Ward's Bldg), 21237
      • 1920 York Rd., York Rd. & Fox Tail Rd., 21093

    • The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team
      • 7602 Harford Rd., 21234

    • Santoni's
      • 4854 Butler Rd., 21071

    • SASS Salon
      • 6715 York Rd., 21212

    • White Marsh Health & Wellness
      • 8007 Corporate Dr., Suite E, 21236

    • White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
      • 5419 Ebenezer Rd., 21162

      All new school supplies are welcome and will be well used. The most needed school supplies are: folders, composition books / notebooks, pencils, crayons, highlighters / markers, glue sticks, scissors, backpacks, binders, pens, Post-it Notes, and primary journals (composition books that include space for drawing). The school supply drive will run through Sunday, Aug. 13.

      Boscov's of White Marsh Mall, a longtime partner of BCPS, began its school supply drive early - at the beginning of July - and will continue it through Saturday, Aug. 26. In addition to collecting school supplies, the store is accepting donations of new socks and underwear for students who are experiencing homelessness.

      In addition, three festive community drop-off events will be held to accept public donations of school supplies. These will be held:

      • Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 2 - 6 p.m.
        Pikesville Farmers Market, Pomona Square Shopping Center, 1700 Reisterstown Rd., 21208
        Hosted by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce
      • Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
        First Financial Federal branch, 1301 York Rd., Lutherville, 21093
        Hosted by First Financial Federal Credit Union

      The first and largest contributor to the drive is Open Door Before and After School Care, which, as the Cornerstone sponsor, has donated $10,000 worth of supplies for each of the past two years.

      The following businesses/organizations will be collecting school supplies from their employees and customers/members or have already donated supplies:

      • Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee
      • basys
      • Bohler Engineering
      • Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce
      • Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools
      • CitiFinancial Servicing
      • Daly
      • Financial Fitness
      • HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.
      • Jim Boyd's Flooring America
      • KCI Technologies Inc.
      • KPMG LLP
      • Lakeshore Learning, Towson
      • Lewis Contractors
      • MedStar Health
      • Mitre Corporation
      • Oak Contracting
      • Padonia Park Club
      • Parkville Carney Business Association
      • Patient First
      • Phillips Way, Inc.
      • Pikesville Chamber of Commerce
      • Play Keepers
      • Scholnick Law
      • Southern Management Corporation
      • Towson University

      Businesses can deliver donated supplies to the BCPS warehouse from Aug. 14 - 18, or BCPS will pick up the donated supplies on those same days. Once collected, the supplies will be sorted and organized, and then teachers can come to a one-day "store" (generously loaned to BCPS by the management of White Marsh Mall) to select the items most needed by their students.

      The school supply drive is part of the BCPS annual Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign in association with The Education Foundation of BCPS.

      The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.

      Visit the BCPS News Center and BCPS News Archive to explore more BCPS news!

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