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johns hopkins adopt-a-student uniform drive

One week left to help low income Baltimore City families afford mandatory school uniforms. Deadline: Monday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m.

In partnership with City Schools, we have worked with a uniform vendor to establish a cost of $40 for two uniforms.  By donating $40, you can provide two uniforms for an elementary, middle, or high school student and help him or her start the school year prepared.

The Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive was established in 2011 to assist families in purchasing the required uniforms. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Johns Hopkins community, 920 students have received two new uniforms a piece.

mother and two girls holding new uniforms

(2012 Uniform Drive recipients; photo courtesy of Homewood Photography)

How to 'Adopt' a Student

To adopt a student, please complete the sign up form, and then mail a check or money order payable to “JHU Uniform Drive” for each student you would like to adopt.

Send checks or money orders to:

JHU Uniform Drive
Office of Work, Life and Engagement
1101 East 33rd Street, Suite C-100
Baltimore, MD 21218

Students will receive their uniforms before the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

Michelle Carlstrom distributing uniforms

(2012 Uniform Distribution; photo courtesy of Homewood Photography)















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