House of Mercy Announces 2024 Back to School Program to Support Local Students

Jun 14, 2024 | Articles

House of Mercy is thrilled to announce the return of its 2024 Back to School Program, a vital initiative aimed at providing essential school supplies to children whose families are facing financial insecurities in our community. This year, our goal is to support over 600 children by equipping them with new backpacks, shoes, clothes, and school supplies.

Our community can make a significant impact by participating in our efforts. You can donate items directly to our Food Pantry or conveniently through our Target Registry. Together, we can ensure every child starts the school year prepared and confident.

For more information, visit our school drive page.

Background Information

  • Mission: House of Mercy’s Back to School Program aims to alleviate the financial burden on families by providing children with the necessary tools to succeed academically. Our mission extends to creating opportunities for personal and educational growth.

Program Details:

  • Who We Serve: Children of registered Food Pantry clients.
  • What We Provide: New backpacks, school supplies, shoes, and clothing.
  • Impact: Last year, over 480 children benefited from the program. This year, we aim to assist over 600 children. Our Food Pantry currently serves over 2,000 children yearly, highlighting a significant need for additional support.

How to Get Involved

  • Donate: Drop off items at our Food Pantry Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at 8154 Flannery Court, Manassas, VA 20109, or order from our Target Registry.
  • Volunteer: Help organize and distribute supplies. Contact Kyle Johnson at 571-719-3769 or register online at our Volunteer page.
  • Host a Supply Drive: Interested parties can contact Rebecca Wire at 571-292-2346 or visit us Online to host a drive in their community.

Important Dates

  • Donation Deadline: July 27th, 2024

Contact Information

  • For more photos and media inquiries or to schedule an interview, please contact Jessica Root at 703-579-0280 or email

Join us in making a difference in our community. Your support ensures that every child has the opportunity to start the school year with confidence and the tools they need to succeed.