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Make a Donation to DCPS

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We welcome your support. Donations from valued community partners support our efforts to provide a high quality education to students in our nation’s capital.

We are most in need of new items that support our instructional efforts. Some examples of the types of items we would appreciate are:

  • School supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, and glue)
  • Small portable white boards and dry erase markers
  • Art supplies (paper, brushes, assorted paint, chalks)
  • New books for school, class, and students’ home libraries (See Book Donation Guidelines)
  • Books on tape
  • Globes and maps
  • Calculators, geometry tools, graph paper, math manipulatives
  • Interactive white boards
  • Sports equipment
  • Cameras (digital and disposal)
  • Flash Drives
  • Computers (See Computer Donation Guidelines)

Two Ways to Donate

Donors may either contact a DCPS school directly or work with our central office staff to determine if the donated item(s) meets a need we have at the school or central office level.  

  1. Donate directly to a DCPS School –Whenever possible, we encourage donors to contact DCPS schools directly. This will expedite the process and allow donors to align with the school’s specific needs. A full list of our schools may be found at the DCPS School Profiles website.
  2. Donate via DCPS central office –If you are looking for additional guidance or support in facilitating a donation, we ask that you complete this Donation Form and the School Partnerships Team will be in touch with next steps.