New crayons, fresh composition books, pristine pencils, and brightly colored folders—CCSC’s annual Back To School program provides these school supplies and more to low-income students in need.
“My kids are so excited, so happy to have these supplies. This helps a lot,” said Amarica B. “The kids need these supplies to do their schoolwork, and the money this saves me I can use for other bills.”
This year, CCSC helped 3,600 students with grade-appropriate school supplies and clothing/shoe gift cards within its Back To School community event. An additional 2,900 students, pre-K through 12th grade, will be helped through CCSC’s school partnerships.
Since 1986, the Back To School program has provided low-income students with supplies to start the school year right and we could not do it without our wonderful volunteers and supporters.
“I can’t say enough about our great Back To School Committee and the hundreds of volunteers,” said Youth Services Manager Cathy Brown. “The donors and the volunteers, they make Back To School happen. CCSC thanks all of you!”
“And a huge thank you also to the staffs and congregations of Faith Lutheran Church, the host site for our community event, and Bellaire United Methodist Church, the host site for Back To School registration,” Brown added.
“It feels so good to be ready for school,” said 7th-grader Eileen J. “For my parents not to have to struggle to buy supplies.” High school student Roshan J. agreed, “It’s good to have everything I need.”
It’s not too late to support CCSC’s Back To School program. For more information or to donate, visit our secure website here or send a check to CCSC at P.O. Box 27924, Houston, TX, 77227 (with Back To School written in the memo line).