Donate School Supplies

Prepare for Success (PFS) is a 22-year-old community tradition of providing backpacks filled with school supplies to Howard County students in need. Last year they served a record 3,500+ students; this year their target is 4,000+ of a potential 13,000 students in need of support.

The Village of River Hill has proudly supported this program from the beginning. PFS works in formal partnership with the Howard County Public Schools System and the Community Action Council. PFS is an all-volunteer effort and 100 percent of donations are directed to the students. Claret Hall and other Columbia village offices, every County library, and all CA athletic facilities serve as key collection points.

Visit for a supplies list and information on other ways to donate, including tax-deductible contributions and through their Amazon Wishlist!

Claret Hall has a collection box for donation of NEW school supplies through August 19. Questions? Contact PFS at or 443-535-1625.