Prince George County Public Schools Encourages Community to Donate New School Supplies for Local Students Through August 6

As the sun sets on the 2023-24 School Year, Prince George County Public Schools encourages the Prince George County community to consider donating new, unopened school supplies that will be used to create backpacks for students within our schools during the district’s summertime school supply drive. 

Over the years, thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies have been provided to the children of our community thanks to the generosity of residents, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations contributing hundreds of items during the summer in the lead-up to the start of school in Prince George County.

This year, backpacks will be available at each school’s orientation session in mid-August, with the dates and times for those sessions listed below:

  • August 13 - Prince George High School (3-6 p.m.)
  • August 14 - N.B. Clements Junior High School (3-6 p.m.)
  • August 15 - Elementary Schools (A.M. Sessions)
  • August 15 - J.E.J. Moore Middle School (12-4 p.m.)
    • Note: Elementary Schools will communicate with their families regarding specific grade-level times closer to orientation day.

Donations of school supplies are being accepted through Tuesday, August 6, 2024. These school supplies will be organized by volunteers and used to fill backpacks that will be available for children and families during each school’s pre-opening orientation session. These backpacks will be filled with donated supplies, including:

  • No. 2 Pencils 
  • Blue/Black Ink Pens
  • Filler Paper (Wide & College Ruled)
  • 24-Count Crayons
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Index Cards
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pocket Folders
  • Fluorescent Highlighters

Scroll down to view complete supply lists for elementary (PreK-5) and secondary (6-12) students.


Donations can be dropped off at each of the district’s schools during regular office hours, including during the summer from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and the following locations through August 6, 2024:

  • Prince George County School Board Office: 6410 Courts Drive
  • Prince George County Police Department: 6600 Laurel Spring Road
  • Prince George County Department of Social Services: 6450 Administration Drive
  • Prince George Library, ARLS: 6605 Courts Drive

Donations can also be made during Prince George County's weekend farmer’s market during this time, held on Saturdays at the Scott Park Pavilion adjacent to the Prince George County Library, and Luca Italian Restaurant at 6411 Courthouse Road through August 6, 2024. 

The August 6, 2024 donation deadline also coincides with the state’s annual sales tax holiday on qualifying school supplies priced $20 or less slated for August 2-4, 2024. These qualifying supplies can be purchased without sales tax during the three-day period, alongside qualifying clothing, emergency preparedness products, and energy-efficient appliances. To learn more about the August sales tax holiday, visit the Virginia Department of Taxation’s website at

Prince George County Public Schools thanks its community partners for their continued support of the children of our community, helping ensure they have the tools they need to succeed.