Donate

How to donate…

Contributions are tax-deductible through our partnership with Community Action Council of Howard County, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Online:  CLICK HERE to be taken to the Community Action Council website. Please Note: You must select “Prepare for Success” under the “Donor Restriction” drop-down.

By Mail:    Send check payable to “Community Action Council/PFS” to:

Community Action Council / PFS
9820 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Amazon Wish List (new for 2020): Since we are limited with our supply collection sites this year, we have setup an Amazon Wish List for our donors to purchase supplies to be delivered straight to us! Click here to shop.

HOW MUCH IS REQUIRED TO HELP JUST ONE STUDENT?

To get the most supplies for the lowest prices, PFS makes wholesale purchases from a national education supplier. Our price of a backpack filled with required supplies average out to about $25 per student. That’s far less than the cost of buying retail at local stores.

WHEN DO YOU NEED DONATIONS?

ANYTIME is a great time to contribute. Our major drive is during the summer. BUT since PFS has a year-round cycle we can use support anytime.

WHAT IF I WANT TO COLLECT SUPPLIES OR HAVE SUPPLIES TO DONATE?

Great!! You can donate supplies at any number of locations throughout Howard County. You or your group can start collecting now and then make a drop off at your local library, county recreation center, Columbia village center, or CA sports facility between July 8th and August 24th. Many businesses elect to run their own collection program and then turn to PFS to assist with the distribution. We welcome these partnerships.

Fall 2020 locations are limited due to the pandemic. Thank you to the following businesses and organizations who are supporting PFS by providing drop-off locations:

Staples
@Columbia
9091 Snowden River Pkwy

Walker’s Tap and Table
@Western HoCo
2465 MD-97, Glenwood

Columbia Community Care Pantries
@Bethel Church
3165 St. Johns Ln., EC

@ New Hope Church
12350 Hall Shop Rd., Fulton

State Farm Insurance
@Ellicott City
3505 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite A2