School supplies requested now for Thomas Jefferson High School!

The MDA is beginning a direct partnership with our neighborhood schools. In this effort, Thomas Jefferson High School has identified several immediate areas of need. We will update you if additional schools reach out to us with specific needs. Remember: August 5-7 is Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Weekend. Click here for the list of tax exempt items.

Teacher supplies needed by August 15th
Donation box located at Belmont Library: 3100 Ellwood Avenue click here for library hours.

  • Pocket notebooks
  • Memo pads
  • Sticky notes
  • Highlighters
  • Staples
  • File Folders
  • Paper clips, assorted
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Gradebooks
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Thumbtacks 

Welcome Back teacher breakfast on August 24, 7:30 AM
If you are able to contribute the below breakfast items, please email

  • Muffins
  • Orange juice
  • Fruit trays
  • Coffee

Painting the main office
Several volunteers are needed to paint the main office before August 16. The area is not large but the ceilings are high. If you are able to help, please email

Office furniture needed for the guidance department
We are working on specific dimensions.
If you have a resource for free office furniture, please email

Thank you for your support as we rally around our neighborhood schools!