Adopt-a-Student Uniform & Supply Drive

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Johns Hopkins community, over the past ten years more than 4,500 students have each received two new uniforms through our Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive. As a community, we seek to expand the program and provide essential school supplies to all BCPS students in need.

Starting the school year with new uniforms and school supplies help students build confidence, allowing them to better focus on classwork. In addition, Baltimore City Public Schools reports that access to uniforms and essential supplies is linked to improved attendance rates.

The Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive was established in 2011 to assist families in purchasing the required uniforms. In partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, Johns Hopkins works with a uniform vendor to establish a cost of $40 for two uniforms. Now, a donation of $40 will also subsidize the cost of essential school supplies for all BCPS students in need of support. 

How to Help

You can adopt one or more students by clicking the link below to make a donation. If you have a question or need technical assistance please call 410-516-2000.

Need Help?

The Johns Hopkins University Adopt-a-Student Uniform & Supply Drive is designed to help students who have been referred to us by Baltimore City Public Schools. If you are in need of assistance to purchase a uniform or are need of school supplies, please contact the BCPS Office of Partnerships, Communications, and Community Engagement at 410-545-1870.