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Ultimate Backpack Supply Drive

1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 25, 2021

Save the date for the fourth annual Ultimate Backpack Supply Drive, the largest school supply drive in the state, hosted by the VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter and sponsored by CoStar Group.

This year, we’re aiming to provide backpacks with supplies for 10,000-15,000 K-12 students, and you can help assemble packs at this family-friendly event. (Note: We will follow local and state public health guidelines. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.)

Stop by The Diamond to enjoy time with fellow Rams as we pack school supply kits for Richmond Public Schools students in need. Sign up to volunteer. You can also donate supplies (see the list of needed items below). A drive-thru is available to drop off donations of new backpacks and school supplies. Can't make it to the event? You can also make a monetary donation online.

Needed school supplies:

  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Wide-ruled paper
  • Dry erase boards with markers
  • Notebooks/composition books
  • Rulers measuring centimeters and inches
  • Pencil pouches
  • Large crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Highlighter tape 
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors (non-pointing)
  • Index cards
  • Backpacks

Location

The Diamond (lot), 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond, VA 23230

Contact

Stefani Bonner
bonnersj@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7017