Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Public transit patrons donated toys in a collection effort for Community Partners for Children at the King Street Metro
DASH bus and Metro riders donated toys for children at the King Street Metro entrance during the last two weeks. DASH representatives stationed themselves at the Metro entrance, accepting gifts for children and giving out 2GB customized King Street Trolley and DASH USB memory sticks to riders. Milton Rojas of the Bicycle Pro Shop donated a dozen tricycles to the collection effort. Alexandria Transit donated hundreds of DASH coloring books and crayons to Community Partners for Children. “We are very excited about the response we received from our customers and proud to be partners with the CPC in their annual holiday donation drive,” said ATC General Manager Sandy Modell in a statement. “It is a wonderful feeling to give something back to …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Toy drive continues through Dec. 14.
Community Partners for Children is currently holding its annual holiday toy drive to benefit in-need children in the Alexandria area and is reaching out to the community for help. Donation boxes where residents can donate new, unwrapped toys have been placed at businesses and government offices across Alexandria. On Dec. 14, volunteers will pick up the donated toys. The toys will be distributed on Dec. 15 after being sorted by age group. “When we’re wrapped up in holiday planning, it’s easy to forget what really matters,” Pat Miller, president of the local non-profit Community Partners for Children, said in a release. “If we remember the families in our community who are falling behind, and we find a way to help, it makes the season mean a…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Office distributes supplies to Alexandria City Public Schools in partnership with Community Partners for Children.
The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office distributed back-to-school supplies Wednesday to all Alexandria City Public Schools, materials collected by the organization Community Partners for Children. CPC organized the drive for supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, binders, paper, pencils and markers, for students in need. Sheriff’s deputies and other staff met inside the gym at Charles Houston Recreation Center to pick up the supplies, which were organized and bundled for specific schools. Teams collected the supplies and delivered them to the schools Wednesday afternoon so ACPS social workers will be able to distribute them to eligible students next week.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Bus firm has partnered with Community Partners for Children to collect school supplies.
Bus company DASH will be conducting a back-to-school supply drive in conjunction with Community Partners for Children on Aug. 23. Passengers who bring new, unopened school supplies such as backpacks, notebooks and pencils, will receive one free ride. Drop your donation in the tote bag that will be located in the front of the bus.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Community Partners for Children has placed bins in local businesses to collect new school supplies for public school children.
Community Partners for Children has kicked off its annual back-to-school drive for school supplies. The nonprofit is collecting supplies for all age groups and is seeking new composition books, spiral notebooks, wide-rule notebook paper, pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, scissors, rulers and other items. The supplies will be distributed to children in need attending Alexandria City Public Schools. Bins have been placed throughout local businesses in Alexandria for donation drop offs through Aug. 28. The nonprofit is also partnering with Whole Foods for the grocery store's Back to School Festival on Saturday. The store will be collecting supplies that day and donating them to the CPC drive to distribute among schools. “CPC depends on the …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Supplies will go to in-need students in Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria nonprofit Community Partners for Children is in the stretch run of its 20th annual back-to-school supply drive. The organization is asking citizens to donate school supplies for students of all ages—from crayons to wide-ruled notebook paper—at drop-off locations in businesses, churches and many other places throughout the city. All collected supplies will be distributed to in-need students at Alexandria City Public Schools. “CPC depends on the generosity of the Alexandria community to help us ensure all Alexandria kids are ready for school,” CPC Board President Pat Miller said in a statement. “This drive helps kids who, through no fault of their own, can't get the school supplies they need. CPC tries to make it possible for any …