Maryland Department of Transportation, David Broughton, 410-865-1029
Maryland State Department of Education, Raven Hill, 410-767-0486
Boys & Girls Club in Maryland, Y'landa Burch, 410-637-3838

Agencies partner with Boys & Girls Clubs in Maryland to support students this fall; Community members can bring items to 90 sites statewide or donate online

HANOVER, MD (June 24, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) are partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Maryland for the fourth annual statewide Back to School Supply Drive. Through Friday, July 12, individuals can drop off donations at 90 locations across the state. The initiative will help thousands of Maryland children in need of basic school supplies before they return to the classroom this fall.

“As we support the Moore-Miller Administration's promise to build a stronger Maryland and leave no one behind, it's critical that school children in every corner of our state have the basic supplies they need to be successful in the classroom," said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld. “Together with our partners at the Maryland State Department of Education and the Boys and Girls Clubs in Maryland, we hope to build upon last year's successful drive that collected 1,000 bags of supplies and more than $3,000 in monetary donations."

Maryland Department of Transportation modes, including The Secretary's Office, Maryland Transit Administration, Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland Aviation Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration and State Highway Administration are collecting new school supplies from employees and customers. Donations can be dropped off at all Motor Vehicle Administration branch offices, Maryland Transportation Authority customer service centers, State Highway Administration offices and at the department's headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive in Hanover, during regular business hours.

Specific school supplies are requested to create kits to ensure each student receives the same items. A list of accepted supplies and an interactive map of collection box locations can be found on the MDOT website. Online monetary donations and purchasing supply kits from Amazon are being offered as options for Marylanders to participate and make this year's campaign a success.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Maryland Department of Transportation as part of our shared commitment to equipping students with the tools for success," said State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carey M. Wright. “These donations will help make it easier for families to prepare for a new school year with support from Marylanders in every corner of the state."

The supplies and monetary donations will help students across Maryland. The Boys & Girls Clubs in Maryland will work with member clubs and partner nonprofits to deliver supplies to the areas with most need in every Maryland county and Baltimore City. The Boys & Girls Clubs in Maryland serve more than 25,000 young people in the state through youth development programs at nearly 40 club locations. 

“Each year our clubs across Maryland look forward to working with our partners – the  Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Transportation - in supporting our young people with back-to-school supplies. This back-to-school drive not only benefits our members, but also provides a relief to their parents or caregivers. This event reminds us how together we can make a tremendous impact in the lives of not just young people but also their families," said Y'landa Burch, Executive Director Statewide Outreach, Boys & Girls Clubs in Maryland. 

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