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Our Daily Bread Seeks Donations for "Back To School" Program

Fairfax-based charity Our Daily Bread (ODB) is seeking donations from the community to provide school supplies to needy children who attend school in the Fairfax County area as part of its Collect for Kids Back to School Program.

For the second year, ODB is collaborating with Kids R First, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Public Schools and other area non-profit agencies to purchase high quality school supplies at a deeply discounted rate through a partnership with the Collect for Kids program. The program will allow ODB to provide all the supplies a student needs for approximately $10 per student, where it can traditionally cost approximately $40 per child.

ODB’s goal is to provide supplies for 700 qualified needy children who attend schools in the Fairfax High School and J.E.B. Stuart High School pyramids. In 2011, ODB assisted 438 children in central Fairfax. ODB hopes to continue to expand the program in future years in hopes of ensuring that as many needy children as possible receive assistance.

In addition to financial contributions to purchase the supplies, ODB is seeking donations of new backpacks and scientific calculators (TI-30Xa, TI-83 or TI-84). ODB will accept donations from July 2 through August 10 at its offices at 4080 Chain Bridge Road, 2nd Floor, or at the following local businesses that are partnering with ODB:

*Apple Federal Credit Union: Fairfax (9701 Main Street) and Vienna (419A Maple Avenue East)

*Bertucci’s Restaurants (Alexandria, Herndon, Springfield, and Tysons Corner locations only.)

*Valvoline Instant Oil Change (9885 Fairfax Blvd.)

*Virginia Heritage Bank (Fairfax Branch Only – 11166 Fairfax Blvd)

For more information, contact Becca Brummett or Jennifer Rose at 703-273-8829 or holiday@ODBFairfax.org, or visit www.ODBFairfax.org.