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Help the Homeless Fund
The Help the Homeless Fund seeks to prevent families from becoming homeless. Since the fund's inception in March 2016, Roanoke City Public Schools has provided $60,951.07 in support to help 338 families, which has impacted 730 of our students. The funding is used to fill the gaps after all other community resources have been exhausted. Support may include helping with utility payments or rent to prevent evictions.

Make a Monetary Donation to the Help the Homeless Fund
Tax deductible monetary donations to support the Help the Homeless fund may be made online or by mail.

Donations by credit card are accepted by clicking here or on the button below:


 Checks* may also be made payable to Roanoke City Public Schools and mailed to:

Roanoke City Public Schools
c/o Communications & Marketing
P.O.Box 13145
Roanoke, VA 24031

*Please note on the check the money is for the Help the Homeless Fund.


Make a Material Donation to Support the Help the Homeless Fund
Material donations are also extremely helpful and needed to ensure all students have what they need to be successful. 

Items needed on a regular basis include:

  • School supplies (paper, glue sticks, crayons, markers, notebooks, notebook paper, composition notebooks, binders, and book bags)
  • Winter coats (all sizes)
  • New winter hats, gloves, mittens
  • New towels/washcloths
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Paper towels & toilet paper
  • New underwear (pre-K - 18 years)
  • Baking sheets
  • Laundry detergent
  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Store gift cards (Kroger, Sheetz, Walmart, etc.)

Donations may be mailed or dropped off to:

            Roanoke City Public Schools
            Communications & Marketing Department
            40 Douglass Avenue
            Roanoke, VA 24012

We greatly appreciate your generosity. Please call for assistance prior to dropping off items and we will be happy to assist you.  If you have any questions, please call (540) 853.2816 or email
[email protected]

Thank you for your support of students in Roanoke City Public Schools!

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502