Fill a backpack for an APS student!

Thank you for your interest in APAH’s 2018 – 2019 backpack donation program. Each year we reach out to the community to ask for filled backpacks for APS students who call an APAH rental community home. Each year, generous donors like you respond to help us meet the need.

How can you participate?


Choose a grade level (K-12) and fill a backpack (or 2!). You are also invited to choose multiple grade levels. Want to do more? Gather friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others to adopt a grade level as a group and fill as many backpacks as you can, together.


Choose from one of 15 APAH communities (perhaps one located near your home or office?) and commit to filling a specific number of backpacks for kids at that location. We invite you to include notes or tags in the backpacks announcing your group as the donors. Larger groups can adopt a full community and commit to filling backpacks for all APS students living at that location.

Donation Drop-off Dates and Locations

Please complete a backpack donation commitment form and indicate your preferred donation drop-off date and location. Commitment forms should be emailed to Julie Booth.

Location: Arna Valley View Apartments Leasing Office (2300 25th Street S, Arlington, 22206)
Dates/Times: Monday, August 13, 4pm – 6pm OR Tuesday, August 14, 4pm – 6pm

Location: APAH Headquarters (4318 N Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, 22203)
Dates/Times: Thursday, August 16, 10am – 5pm OR Friday, August 17, 10am – 5pm

Location: Marbella Apartments Leasing Office (1301 N Queen Street, Arlington, 22209)
Date/Time: Monday, August 27, 4pm – 6pm

Are you ready to fill a backpack, or do you have more questions? Please email Julie Booth, our Volunteer Program Manager (or call 571-800-6462).

Backpack supply lists:

K – 5th Grade Supply List (PDF)
6th – 8th Grade Supply List (PDF)
High School Supply List 2018 (PDF)

Note: Thanks to generous donations made throughout the year, APAH has a ready supply of crayons, pencils, and pens to distribute to students, so these items are not needed at this time.