Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and World Vision – National Capital Area to Collect New School Supplies for Local Underserved YouthJuly 29 – August 7 at Redskins Training Camp
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation
in partnership with World Vision - National Capital Area will launch a "Stuff a Backpack” School Supply Drive
from Thursday, July 29 - Saturday, August 7 where they are seeking donations of new school supplies to help families in need get their children ready to start the school year.
To participate, fans are encouraged to review the list of suggested school supplies and come down to Redskins Park on the Training Camp open practice days between July 29th and August 7th to donate their items. Fans unable to come to the Park can also participate by dropping off new supplies at any of the 10 metro area Redskins Retail Stores. A collection box will be visible and clearly marked "Redskins & World Vision" inside the stores for your convenience.
This school supply drive will collect new school supplies that will be “stuffed” in backpacks and distributed throughout the Washington Redskins market to children that could otherwise not afford to purchase new school supplies.
The school supplies being collected are: Pencils (wooden #2 unsharpened)
Pens (medium point blue or black)
Pencil sharpeners (double barrel with canister)
Erasers (large pink beveled)
Rulers (12” plastic with inches and centimeters)
Glue Sticks (0.28 oz, dries clear)
Filler Paper (100 sheets, wide-ruled)
Pencil Cases (10” x 5”, zipper, with 3-hole grommets)
Folders (2 pocket, assorted colors)
Colored Pencils (12-count package)
Highlighters (yellow, chisel tip)
Spiral Notebooks (1 subject, wide-ruled)
Crayons (24-count box)
Binders (3-ring,1” – 2”)
If fans are unable to attend one of the Training Camp days or wish to make a secure monetary donation, cash or checks will be accepted both at Training Camp or fans can go online to www.worldvision.org/StuffaBackpack
beginning Friday, July 30.
Donations may also be sent to World Vision c/o “Stuff a Backpack” School Supply Drive, P.O. Box 70384, Tacoma, WA 98481. All funds collected will be used by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and World Vision – National Capital Area to purchase new school supplies for elementary and middle school students at targeted Title I schools in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan region.
Redskins Park (21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147)
Thursday, July 29 through Saturday, August 7 during the open Redskins Training Camp practices
Contacts:Jordana Taylor, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, 703.726.7497Corwin Macklin, World Vision National Capital Area, 301.322.3511About the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit philanthropic arm of the team combines the influence and popularity of the Washington Redskins with the resources and assets of Washington area corporations. Founded by Redskins owner, Daniel M. Snyder, the Charitable Foundation is guided by its Leadership Council that consists of CEOs who help shape and define the philanthropic efforts of the Redskins to achieve a measurable impact on youth development in the areas of education, community outreach, and health and wellness. Visit www.Redskins.com
and click on Community for more information. About World Vision of the National Capital Area
World Vision is a nonprofit Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision in the National Capital Area serves the District of Columbia, Southern Maryland, and Northern Virginia to transform communities, promote justice, and relieve suffering where poverty is prevalent. We work toward these goals by empowering children and youth for a hope-filled future, equipping organizations already serving in the community, and expanding opportunities for individuals and families to walk into a new tomorrow. Visit www.worldvision.org/nca
for more information.World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, visit www.worldvision.org/press.