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Where you can donate school supplies!

Soon it might be hard to walk into a business or public space in Baltimore County without seeing a collection bin for school supplies for Baltimore County Public Schools students.

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 additional 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
  • 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 branch: 67 W. Aylesbury Rd., 21093 
    • Corporate office: 2219 York Road, Suite #400, 21093

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

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, CitiFinancial Servicing, Daly, Financial Fitness, The Forbush School at Glyndon, 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, and Towson University.

Why we need school supply donations
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Now – Aug. 26 – Special School Supply Drive at Boscov’s White Marsh
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.

On sale now – Tickets for BCPS Day at the Yard (Aug. 20)
Tickets are on sale now for BCPS Day at the Yard, Sunday, Aug. 20, at 1:35 p.m. The Orioles will play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the event will feature the Milford Mill Academy Color Guard presenting the flag, the Owings Mills High School Choir singing the National Anthem, and four members of the choir performing “God Bless America.” After the game, children ages 4 -14 can participate in Kids Run the Bases. Five dollars from every ticket sold will benefit The Education Foundation of BCPS. Tickets ($15 - $50) must be purchased online. For any questions or accessible seating, please call 888.848.BIRD (2473) and ask for the Ticket Services team.

On sale now – July 28 – Team BCPS is Omazing shirts
If you want a shirt to wear to BCPS Day at the Yard -- or anywhere else – order a Team BCPS is Omazing shirt online. Prices range from $10 - $30, and shirt sales help benefit The Education Foundation of BCPS.

July 25 – Aug. 13 – School Supply Drive
Donations of school supplies are being accepted at locations throughout Baltimore County. For a complete list, see the column to the left.

Aug. 8 – School Supply Community Drop-off Day in Pikesville
Want to donate school supplies for BCPS students? Bring them to the Pikesville Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 2 – 6 p.m., and BCPS staff and volunteers will thank you in person. The Pikesville Farmers Market is held at Pomona Square Shopping Center, 1700 Reisterstown Rd., 21208. This event is hosted in partnership with the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce.

Aug. 12 – School Supply Community Drop-off Day at First Financial in Lutherville
Want to donate school supplies for BCPS students? Bring them to the First Financial Federal Credit Union branch in Lutherville on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and BCPS staff and volunteers will thank you in person. The First Financial branch is located at 1301 York Rd., Lutherville, 21093. This event is hosted in partnership with First Financial Federal Credit Union.

Aug. 20 – BCPS Day at the Yard
(see above for ticket information)

Aug. 26 – Back to School at Boscov’s
Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall will host a back to school festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on its back parking lot. The event will feature the BCPS Parentmobile, the library’s bookmobile, the Mobile Innovation Lab, a fire truck, student entertainers, food trucks, hands-on activities, prize drawings, and information tables for area services/institutions (including the White Marsh Branch of Baltimore County Public Library), and mall businesses. Meet representatives and learn more about BCPS athletics, college and career readiness, mentoring, early childhood education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, food and nutrition services, and science programs.

Aug. 29 – Kevin Liles Foundation’s Back to School Festival
Each year, the Kevin Liles Foundation (established by a BCPS graduate) hosts backpack giveaway events to celebrate the start of school. This year, the event will be held in Dundalk, Woodlawn, and Randallstown. Details will be added here as information becomes available.

Aug. 30 – Early Entry Day for students entering Grades 6 and 9
BCPS will host a half-day “Early Entry Day" for students entering Grades 6 and 9 for the 2017–2018 school year. Students will visit their lockers, tour the school, and meet teachers and school counselors. Transportation will be provided for those students who will take buses to middle and high school. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Sept. 5  – The first day of school for students!

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