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Social-safety-net agency seeks backpack donations

Fairfax-based nonprofit Britepaths is seeking donations of funds and new backpacks to assist 2,500 students in need who attend schools in the Fairfax County area. Financial donations to Britepaths’ Collect for Kids Back to School Program this summer will allow...

Pairs of siblings again host backpack drive for immigrant youth

Two sets of Arlington brothers for the second year in a row worked with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington to provide backpacks loaded with school supplies to refugee children in elementary and middle schools. Khalin and Karsin Patel...

Back-to-school effort helps children of incarcerees

OAR (Offender Aid & Restoration) is continuing its “Project Backpack” initiative, designed to ensure children of the currently incarcerated are ready to return to the classroom. Each child in the program will receive funds to purchase back-to-school materials, along with...
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Yorktown gymnasts win district title

They didn’t have an individual event winner or second-place finisher and not even a top five all-arounder. Yet, the Yorktown...
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