Annual Back to School Drive

Sunday, June 15 to Wednesday, July 8

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 between June 15 and August 8. 

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

This year, Cornerstones is also requesting donations of new underwear for elementary school age children. They also welcome Payless, Walmart or Target gift card donations ($25) so young clients can purchase new shoes. (Please bring any gift card donations to the main office.)

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.) You can similarly order from Cornerstones' Walmart Wish List.

Questions about the Back to School Drive? Contact Social Action Committee at [email protected].