Posted: September 21, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Associate Dean Rick Davis, left, and Dean William Reeder of George Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) accept backpacks handcrafted by members of the American Sewing Guild’s Northern Virginia Chapter, Springfield Thread Tales. Julie Witham and Mary Ann Duff presented the backpacks, to be donated to Fairfax County elementary school children through the Supply Our Students (SOS) program sponsored by CVPA. Springfield Thread Tales members have donated almost 400 backpacks. New school supplies and new and gently used backpacks are still being accepted by SOS. Volunteers are also needed to deliver supplies to area schools. Contact the SOS program coordinator, Lori Petterson, at 703-993-8887 or via e-mail for more information.
Photo by Lisa McCarty