Annual Back to School Drive

Now 'til Friday, August 11

Please help kids in our Community...

CBE is once again partnering with Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) and Kids R First in their annual Back to School Drive which equips thousands of children in the Reston-Herndon area with new backpacks.

Please bring your donation to synagogue lobby anytime before August 11. (NOTE: most years we collect backpacks at the CBE summer barbeque, but this year school starts early so they are needed sooner!)

Bags must be new, have no wheels or corporate logos on them. While all sizes are appreciated, here's a guide to the most appropriate for different ages: 

  • High School Size 20″ H × 14″ W × 7″ D (the age where our need is greatest)
  • Junior High Size 18″ H × 13″ W × 6″ D
  • Elementary Age Size 16″ H × 12″ W × 5″ D

There are more details about this program on the Cornerstones site.

Don't have time to shop? You can use this link: Cornerstones Back-to-School Drive Wish List on Amazon to order one or more backpacks from Amazon and they will be sent directly to Cornerstones. Please put your name and Congregation Beth Emeth in the notes. Using our link at the time you put items in your Amazon shopping cart also earns CBE a small referral fee (more info on CBE's Amazon referral program.) New this year, you can similarly order from Cornerstones' Walmart Wish List.

Questions about the Back to School Drive? Contact Social Action Committee Co-Chairs Janet and Ron Klayton at [email protected].