Mission Moment: Caring community makes sure students have school supplies

Photo of teachers gathering donated school supplies for their classrooms.

At the Back2BCPS Festival, teachers were able to gather supplies for students who need them.

It was a site to behold on Saturday, August 26, when more than 750 teachers from Baltimore County Public Schools stood in line to receive FREE overstuffed bags and stacks of donated items from community partners at a pop-up shop near Boscov’s at the White Marsh Mall. They received paper, pens, pencils, crayons, rulers, scissors, binders, markers and many other supplies to help ensure BCPS students would have what they needed. The day reflected the overwhelming generosity seen across the county supporting our teachers and students for the 2017-2018 school year.

More than 65 businesses and organization from more than 100 locations from across the area participated in this year’s Back to School Involves You Too! Campaign, resulting in a 67% increase over last year’s participation. In addition, volunteers from the school community contributed to the success of the event in many different capacities.

Featured outside the mall at the Back to School Festival, was the BCPS Parentmobile (a parent resource center on a retrofitted school bus), the Baltimore County Public Library’s bookmobile, activities for children, information tables about community resources, food, fun, and prize drawings, the BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab, fire trucks, food trucks, and vendor tables.

Photo of Interim Superintendent Verletta White inside the BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab

Special thanks to the BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab and Nick Schiner for taking part in the Back2BCPS Festival.

We extend a huge thank you to all involved, recognizing the cohesive efforts of every individual who made supporting Baltimore County Public Schools a priority.

Listed below are the business partners who contributed with generous donations which made this day possible:

Thank you to our $10,000 Cornerstone Sponsor: Open Door Before and After School Care

Jeanne Muprhy, CEO

Karen Grannas, COO

Thank you to our Premier Ambassadors: Boscov’s and White Marsh Mall

Thank you to our Community Partners:

  • Alvi Associates, Inc.
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Anytime Fitness, Perry Hall & Timonium
  • Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
  • Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee
  • Baltimore County Public Library, all branches
  • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Pikesville
  • basys                                                                                                                         
  • Bohler Engineering
  • Boscov’s White Marsh
  • Mr. Peter Brinch
  • Carney Chiropractic Center
  • Chesapeake Bank of Maryland
  • Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Eastpoint
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Hunt Valley Towne Center
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Middle River Plaza Shopping Center
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Parkville
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Perry Hall
  • Chick-fil-A Restaurant, Towson Town Center
  • Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools
  • CitiFinancial Servicing
  • The Columbia Bank, Corporate Offices and Fairgrounds Plaza Branch
  • Daly Computers, Inc.
  • Destinations Credit Union
  • EPI
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton, Baltimore Hunt Valley
  • Financial Fitness
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union, all Baltimore County Branches
  • First National Bank, all Baltimore County Branches
  • The Forbush School at Glyndon
  • Gross Mendelsohn & Associates
  • HMS Insurance Associates
  • Hiss United Methodist Church
  • Jim Boyd’s Flooring America
  • KCI Technologies, Inc.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Elizabeth Koozman
  • Lakeshore Learning -Towson
  • Lewis Contractors
  • Med Star Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Merritt Management Corporation, LLC
  • Mitre Corporation
  • Oak Contracting, LLC
  • Office Depot/Office Max, Corporate Office and all stores in Baltimore County
  • Padonia Park Club                                                                                                 
  • Parkville Carney Business Association                                                               
  • Patient First
  • Phillips Way, Inc.
  • Pikesville Chamber of Commerce
  • The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team
  • Play Keepers
  • Rosedale Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
  • SASS Salon
  • SECU Maryland
  • Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering
  • Scholnick Law
  • Southern Management Corporation
  • Southern Trust Mortgage                                                                                      
  • Staples Business Advantage
  • Thompson Financial Group
  • Towson University
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • White Marsh Health & Wellness
  • White Marsh Mall
  • White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company

Thank you to our Vendor Partners:

From the Community
Baltimore County Public Library, Bookmobile and White Marsh Branch
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Community College of Baltimore County
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
Fire Museum of Maryland
Hot Spots Extended Day Care
Maryland 529 (college savings plans)
New York Life Insurance Company
Patient First
RSVP (senior volunteers, Baltimore County Dept. of Aging)
Baltimore County Public Library Bookmobile
White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company

Food trucks
Flat Chance
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies and Coffee
Pablo’s Toc O’s

From BCPS
Attendance
Career and Technology Education
College and Career Readiness
English for Speakers of Other Languages
English Language Arts
Food and Nutrition Services
Human Resources
Magnet Programs
Mathematics
Mentoring
Mobile Innovation Lab
Parentmobile
Physical Education
School Counseling
Science
Pupil Personnel Services
Visual Arts

If you are interested in becoming a partner with The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. please contact us at (443) 809-8962 or visit our website at www.educationfoundationbcps.org.

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., is listed under Section 501 (c) (3), to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.

The Foundation provides financial resources for programs and initiatives that align and supplement students’ education experience. Our Mission and Goals: To invest in teaching and learning, by mobilizing the community to fund activities and programs that align with Baltimore County Public Schools’ vision of a successful and bright future for every student.

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