Cornerstones Still Needs Backpacks

Donated backpacks/Credit: CornerstonesReston nonprofit Cornerstones is still badly in need of backpacks for its annual Back-to-School backpack drive.

Cornerstones says it still needs 1,000 backpacks to give to more than 3,200 needy kids in the community. The backpack drive ends on Friday.

Cornerstones needs backpacks for kids of all school levels — elementary, middle and high school. Here is how to contribute:

Visit Cornerstones to pledge the number of backpacks you plan to donate.

Purchase new backpacks (no wheels or corporate logos, please). There is a need backpacks for students at all levels.

Deliver the backpacks to Cornerstones Administrative Office, 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210, Reston. Drop off backpacks weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 12.

Backpacks can be purchased through Cornerstones’ Amazon Wish List, and the backpacks will be mailed to Cornerstones.

In addition to backpacks, Cornerstones’ case managers are requesting donations of new underwear for elementary school age children. Payless gift card donations ($25) are also welcome so that Cornerstones’ young clients can get a new pair of shoes.

For more information, visit Cornerstones’ website.

Photo of donated backpacks/Credit: Cornerstones via Facebook

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