Fill a backpack for an APS student!

Every Arlington Public School student from grades K-12 needs school supplies to begin the year. APAH is looking for volunteers willing to donate a backpack (or 2!) for the students who call one of APAH’s 15 apartment buildings home.

The average cost for a brand new backpack with supplies can range from $50 to $70 (maybe less if you shop for sales on Virginia’s tax-free weekend August 4-6!). For the families living in an APAH apartment, the cost of these supplies can be burdensome on their budgets.

This is a great opportunity for individuals, families, and large groups. There are more than 550 students at APAH properties. That’s a lot of backpacks!

For more information or to see the list of backpack and supply needs, please email Julie Booth, our Volunteer Program Manager, at jbooth@apah.org. If you’re ready to commit to helping one or more students, please email Julie a completed Backpack Commitment Form.

Download flyers to share with your friends or groups here: for individuals or for groups.