Kids in Need

Photo of four young students smiling at the camera arm in arm

Why the Kids in Need Fund?

Photo of young boy wearing a backpackImagine a child walking into his neighborhood school with a fresh haircut, wearing new clothes and carrying a backpack stuffed with the proper school supplies. This is a child ready to learn and be successful in school.

For more than 60,000 FCPS students, the reality is much different. In the 2022-2023 school year, 1 in every 3 FCPS students (37%) received free or reduced priced meals, an indicator that they, and their families, are living in need.


What the Fund Provides:

School Supply Kits


Giftcards for essential needs

Personal Hygiene items

Laptops & Computers

The Kids in Need fund assists our social workers and teachers in providing necessary items to students who need them. Our schools benefit from a robust network of non-profits, businesses, faith-based groups and individuals who support these students in their local schools. Educate Fairfax’s work supplements that of our community partners which enables us to assist more students each year.

School Supply Drive

Each summer, Educate Fairfax conducts an annual giving campaign (formerly known as "Collect for Kids"). Funds raised through this effort help purchase school supplies for newcomers to FCPS who are economically disadvantaged or recently displaced, as well the more than 60,000 students who live in poverty.  A donation of just $10 provides these students with the essential tools they need to be successful.