Prepare for Success Annual Donation Drive

July 31, 2020

Prepare for Success’s mission, for almost 20 years, has been to assure that all students have critical school supplies — the first step to help them feel at ease in school, achieve higher literacy levels, improve academic performance, and graduate. Recipients of their supplies are HCPSS students who qualify for free and reduced meals (FARM), an indicator of poverty.

Hickory Ridge Village has historically been a major supporter of the Prepare for Success school supply donation drive.  The decorated collection box placed in our lobby has typically filled many times due to the generosity of our residents.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, buildings are closed and collection boxes are not available.  Prepare for Success has moved to a monetary donation model this year.

The Fall 2020 school supply list is unique to a virtual learning model and their goal is to assemble a minimum of 3,000 supply kits. A tax-free monetary donation will make the biggest impact, allowing the use of 100% of the money raised to purchase bulk supplies.  To make a donation by check or PayPal, please visit  If you prefer to shop online you can also purchase supplies from the Prepare for Success AmazonWishlist .

To stay up to date on Prepare for Success initiatives and find out other ways you can help, find them on Facebook at