Information and Minimum Specifications for Commonly Donated Items:

Art Equipment and Supplies
Audio Video Equipment and other Peripherals
Books
Building & Landscaping Materials and Textiles
Furniture
Medical and Dental Aids
Musical Instruments
Photography Equipment
Prom Wear
Sport & Fitness Equipment
Technology (Computers, printers, monitors, etc...)
Vehicles (Cars and truck, boats, planes)
Other Items

Art Equipment and Supplies

The school system’s Instructional Services Department works with schools to incorporate donated items into instructional environments.

Some Examples:


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Audio Video Equipment and other Peripherals

The school system’s Department of Information Technology works with schools to incorporate donated audio and video equipment into instructional environments.  All equipment must be in good working order, and given the continual improvements in Audio and Video equipment, we may not accept items which are older than five years.


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Books

School age books are often needed for home reading programs and classroom libraries.  Not all books are accepted.  Fairfax County Public Schools can no longer take magazines or encyclopedias.

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Building & Landscaping Materials and Textiles

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts certain building and landscape equipment and materials, which likely will be used in instructional programs in construction technology programs

Fabric and sewing accessories may also be accepted and likely used in the courses offered through Family and Consumer Sciences.


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Furniture

All furniture must be in good condition - we cannot repair broken furniture or accept anything requiring pieces.

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Medical and Dental Aids

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts donated medical equipment and supplies provided they meet acceptable specifications regardless of whether they are donated centrally or to a particular school facility. The equipment and supplies are valuable for teaching purposes in use with patient simulators and mannequins for student practice.

Acceptable specifications:


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Musical Instruments

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts donations of new and used musical instruments. They must be in working condition. Pianos must be inspected by a school system certified piano tuner before acceptance. If accepted, FCPS will be responsible for moving.

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Photography Equipment

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts donations of new and used photography equipment for classroom use. Photography equipment must be in working condition.


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Prom Wear

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts “gently used,” dry cleaned formal wear (dresses or tuxedos) and provides them to students through an annual Prom Dress Shop at Fair Oaks Mall, Classroom on the Mall. Formal wear can be dropped off in the Main Office of Centreville High School during office hours.


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Sport & Fitness Equipment

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts donated sports and fitness equipment provided they meet acceptable specifications. Sports and fitness equipment must be in good condition and meet FCPS safety and instructional requirements. We cannot repair broken equipment or accept anything requiring us to purchase pieces. Sports and fitness equipment can be very heavy and FCPS may not be able to pickup and deliver some items.


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Technology (Computers, printers, monitors, etc...)

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts donated technology equipment provided it meets acceptable specifications regardless of whether donated centrally or to a particular school. These standards will determine whether the equipment will be capable of connecting to the FCPS network. Please see Notice 5961 under the School Board Policies, Notices, and Regulations for the current technology standards.


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Vehicles (Cars and truck, boats, planes)

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts late model vehicles for both instructional purposes and for the Student Auto Sales (SAS) program. Student Auto Sales (SAS) sponsored by the Foundation for Applied Technical Education (FATE) refurbishes used vehicles for sale to the public. Proceeds benefit student competitions, scholarships, and the automotive technology program.
Minimum requirements for all vehicle donations:

Exceptions may be requested by contacting the coordinator for trade and industrial education at 703-220-3515.


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Other Items

Fairfax County Public Schools accepts donations of all kinds and will work with donors to determine the educational or support value of your donation.  If the categories provided do not describe the item or items you want donate, please start here.

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