Donate Desks for Children at Brent Place Apartments!

End Date: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 6:00pm

Donate a Desk! 

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) says that finding a specific location in the home where children can study helps make homework time more successful and more consistent. Many children living in Brent Place Apartments (located in Alexandria's West End) do not have a place to study in their apartments. Adding a small desk to the apartment where a child can study helps young students develop consistent study habits and stresses the importance of school.

To further reinforce good study habits, children who receive a desk through this community action will make a homework pledge to do their homework, read weekly, and keep their desk space clean. 

As of 2009, all of the residents at Brent Place had incomes below 60% of the area median income and 54% of residents received rental assistance through Housing Choice Vouchers. Many of the families living in Brent Place Apartments may not be able to afford desks or study spaces for their children. 

Through partnering with Bienvenidos, The City of Alexandria, Community Lodgings, Samuel Tucker Elementary School, and Wright to Read, ACTion Alexandria hopes to collect 35 desks (new or gently worn) for children at Brent Place. You may also donate money towards the purchase of a new desk by using the donate button at the bottom of the page. Desks can come in all shapes and sizes, but we prefer desks that can accommodate children and apartment living, including lap desks and small tables and chairs. 

For ideas and examples of desks to donate, see the following: 

Children's Table from Ikea

Children's Chair from Ikea

Lap Desk from Ikea


Please help us collect 35 desks by Monday, January 27!

Gently worn desks and tables may be dropped off at: 

ACT for Alexandria

1421 Prince St., Suite 220

Alexandria, VA

ACT is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

For questions and for help bringing in the desk call 703-739-7778 or email

 You may also donate money to help purchase a desk by clicking on the donate button below:

Action Sponsors: 



Samuel Tucker Elementary School


Following Leigh's lead, I just purchased Sourcing Solutions Kids Table with 2 Chairs and 3 Plastic Storage Bins from Amazon: and shipped it to Leasing Office - Amalia Quinones, Brent Place Apartments, 375 S. Reynolds St., Alexandria, VA 22304. Thanks for the tip, Leigh!

Thank you so much Tricia! A child at Brent Place will be so pleased with his or her new table!! 

Do you only want new desks, as per Ikea?  We have a very nice student work table, good for kid who sits in regular chair.  G. Campbell 

Thank you for your question! A student work table would be great! To donate, please drop off your table at Brent Place Apartments, 375 S. Reynolds St., Alexandria, VA and ask at the front desk to put the table in Amalia Quinones' office. If you need help bringing in the table, call: 703-975-1483. If you other questions on how to donate, please feel free to call: 703-739-7778. 

Thank you!!

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