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Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive

Drive Runs Until Friday, August 23, 2019

Baltimore City Public Schools has seen a strong correlation between student access to school uniforms and student attendance. Starting the school year with new uniforms helps to build confidence in students and allows them to better focus on classwork.

The Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive was established in 2011 to assist families in purchasing the required Baltimore City Public School uniforms. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Johns Hopkins community, over the past eight years, over 3,895 students have received two new uniforms each. 

In partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, Johns Hopkins has 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 deadline is August 23, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Thank you for helping students start the school year off on the right foot!

How to Provide a School Uniform with a Credit Card

You may 'adopt' a student and provide two uniforms using a credit card. 

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How to a Provide a School Uniform with a Check or Money Order

You may 'adopt' a student and provide a uniform by completing the form below and then mailing a check or money order payable to “JHU Uniform Drive” for each student you would like to adopt.


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Thank you for helping provide mandatory uniforms to Baltimore City Public Schools students!


Send checks or money orders to:

JHU Uniform Drive
Office of Work, Life and Engagement
1101 East 33rd Street, Suite D-300
Baltimore, MD 21218

Students will receive their uniforms before the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

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 BCPS Office of Partnerships, Communications, and Community Engagement at 410-545-1870.