Join the PWCCF Back-to-School Community Event on Aug. 3

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By Karli Wallace | Sponsored by Prince William County Community Foundation

Going back to school is an exciting time for parents and students reaching a new educational milestone. The award-winning Prince William County Community Foundation, PWCCF, is celebrating education with the 4th Annual PWCCF Back-to-School Community Event.

This Back-to-School event is on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unity Reed High School in Manassas. The event hosts, PWCCF and Prince William County Public Schools, want to help increase local school readiness by distributing school supplies and other resources to prepare students for the upcoming school year.

This event brings together community members, businesses, churches, and organizations to help us collect these items to help as many students as possible. This Back-to-School event aims to provide over 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies and help alleviate pressure on families going through tough times.

There will be free resources including:

  • School Supplies
  • Food trucks
  • Grocery Distribution Bags
  • Entertainment
  • STEM Activities
  • Career Exploration
  • Games
  • Resource tables
  • School information

You can help participate in this event by donating school supplies by July 12 by emailing for donation instructions. Some of the requested donations for the Back-to-School event include backpacks, notebook paper, binder, crayons, colored pencils, folders, pens, pencils, erasers, and markers.

The Prince William County Community Foundation, Inc. is hosting this event to contribute to their philanthropic support for the communities of Prince William County. Dr. Vanessa Gattis founded this non-profit in 2018 to help improve the quality of life of residents by utilizing sensible solutions in the PWC community.

Dr. Gattis expresses her excitement for the event, saying: “It is an honor to host this event. This is our 4th year and it has grown each year. Our goal is to get students ready to return back to school with all the necessary resources they need in order to be successful by providing school supplies and other community resources.”

This will mark the second year Sentara partnered as a sponsor with PWCCF. Participating sponsors include AWS in Communities, Kaiser Permanente, Transurban Express, Apple Federal Credit Union, ALD & Associates, Anthem Health Keepers Plus, and Northern Virginia Food Rescue. Nonprofit organizations or service-oriented businesses can also participate in the event by registering as a vendor and participating in one of the largest events in Prince William County.




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