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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Britepaths seeks donations for kids in Justice HS pyramid

Customers at Ace Hardware in Fairfax have the option of rounding up their payment to benefit the Collect for Kids Back to School Program. [Britepaths]
Britepaths, a Fairfax-based nonprofit, is seeking community support to help stock its emergency food pantry that was closed due to the pandemic and to help purchase school supply kits for more than 4,000 students.

Britepaths’ Collect for Kids Back to School Program focuses on the Justice High School and Fairfax High School pyramids. 

The Justice pyramid includes these schools: Bailey’s Elementary School, Bailey’s Upper ES, Beech Tree ES, Belvedere ES, Glen Forest ES, Glasgow Middle School, Justice High School, Parklawn ES, and Sleepy Hollow ES.

Britepaths typically provides school supplies to 2,500 students. This year, staff at its partner schools submitted requests to assist more than 4,000 students, and Britepaths needs to raise $40,000 by August to purchase all the needed supply kits.

Pantry donations will allow Britepaths to resume offering food and supplies to Fairfax County residents who are referred to the organization because they’re experiencing a financial crisis. The organization has been mailing grocery store gift cards to clients during the pandemic, but the ability to provide pantry staples will allow it to serve more families.

Donations are accepted Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Britepaths’ office: 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax. Donors should contact the organization in advance at 703-273-8829 or

Details about most-needed items and a link to an Amazon Wish List are available here.

Community members are asked to donate funds via Britepaths’ secure online donation page or mail a check to 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. Write “Back to School” in the memo line. 

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