Virginia Department of Social Services Service Project

Virginia Department of Social Services Service Project

Richmond Public Schools
Family & Student Engagement
Back to School Day & Supply Drive

August 31 & September 1, 2016

Don't miss this great opportunity to serve Richmond Public Schools and make an impact on helping our community's kids. Richmond Public Schools' Homeless Education Program is hosting a Back to School Event (download flyer) at the Richmond YMCA on Thursday, September 1st and is need of volunteers to help set up and staff this wonderful effort. This event will host Richmond area students to receive clothing and school supply donations.

The Back to School Event is also accepting donations of school supplies and clothing. Your donations can be dropped off in boxes located on each of the DSS Home Office floors at 801 E. Main Street by August 30th. (See list of items below.)

Project Description:

Volunteers will help set up the event on Wednesday, August 31st and staff the day-of-event activities on Thursday, September 1st.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016
One Shift Available (10 slots)

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Two Shifts
9am-12:30pm (15 slots)
12:30pm-4pm (15 slots)

Project Location:

Richmond YMCA
2 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220

Donations Needed:

  • Backpacks

  • Snack packs' (granola bars, fruit snacks, apple sauce, teddy Graham's).

  • Toothpaste/Floss/Toothbrushes

  • Personal Hygiene Items (deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.)

  • School Supplies (notebooks, pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, paper, etc.)

Remember to get authorization from your supervisor to be out of the office during this time prior to signing up for this project.

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