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Anne Arundel County’s Back to School Program

Remember the excitement of the first day of school? Your new notebooks, pencils and backpack? Share that memory by assisting a child who needs help getting ready for the next school year. There are over 22,000 children in Anne Arundel County who qualify for Federal Lunch assistance, an indication that the children’s families are low income. In 1989 the Department of Social Services began this program and partnered shortly thereafter with the local Board of Education to help children who attend the County’s public elementary schools.
Here’s how the program works:
  • Eligible students are referred to the program by school guidance counselors and DSS social workers.
  • Donors (individuals, churches, organizations and businesses) are matched with children in need of school supplies and are provided a list of the required supplies. The donors purchase supplies and backpacks and deliver the items to the Office of School Counselor at the elementary schools the 2nd week in August.
  • On average, school supplies cost between $50 and $65, depending upon the child’s grade in school. 

It’s easy to help! Simply fill out the form on the reverse side of this brochure and mail or FAX it to 410-269-4426. We’ll contact you with the name of a child you can help. For more information, contact the Volunteer Office at 410-269-4462.

For more information, contact the Back to School Program office at (410) 269-4462 or

Back to School Donor Form

Are you a New Donor?
Are you the new contact for this organization?
Matches will be emailed unless otherwise indicated
Approximate investment per child is $50-$75
School District preferred*
Fields marked with * are required.


Cash donations should be made payable to:
"Back-to-School Fund"
Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services
80 West Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 269-4462


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