Book Bag & School Supplies Program

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Help give children of struggling Fauquier families a great first day of school

Fauquier FISH has provided book bags of school supplies to children in need for 20 consecutive years now through the Book Bag School Supply (BBSS) program. Fauquier FISH, along with other residents, churches, and businesses sponsor and pack book bags of school supplies that are handed out each summer. There are no qualification requirements for this program. Parents in need simply call to register their children to receive a bag. Each year, the program grows. In the Summer of 2016, Fauquier FISH organized the distribution of 784 book bags of supplies to children in need. While this program is not food-focused, it does align with our desire to service children in our community, recognizing that having adequate school supplies allows children to start out the school year on a positive note.

How Can I Help?

If you would like to sponsor a book bag, please contact us at bookbags@fauquierfish.org and we will assign you a student.

You will receive an email with a child’s name, gender, school, grade, book bag color/character request. Please refer to the supply lists in the next section when filling the book bags, as each school and grade tend to be different.

Each new book bag should have attached to it a temporary removable tag with the following information:

ID NO.
Child’s name
Gender
Grade
School
Sponsor

Please bring in filled and tagged book bags:
Date:     Saturday August 11
Time:     Between 9am and 11am
Place:    Warrenton Community Center, 430 East Shirley Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186

2018-2019 School Supply Lists

Where to donate

Donations are accepted at 24 Pelham St. Warrenton, VA 20188.

Donations are also accepted online.

Questions?

Contact us at bookbags@fauquierfish.org