Did you know more than 56,000 children in Fairfax County Public Schools receive free or reduced-price meals? For these families, the prospect of purchasing backpacks and supplies their children need to start the school year is stressful, especially when they are struggling with basic needs.
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is part of a collaborative effort through Collect for Kids to plan a yearly back-to-school campaign to ensure the neediest children in Fairfax County receive the supplies and backpacks they need to succeed in school. For the 12th year, WFCM is partnering with Kids R First, a 501c3 organization, to provide assistance for students in our community who are on free and reduced school meal plans. In western Fairfax County, WFCM provides new, quality backpacks through generous donations from local churches, businesses, community groups, and individuals. Kid R First, our community partner, provides school supplies. Continue reading