2018 Drive Away for Education Raffle Raises Over $32K

To supplement our efforts to provide free school supplies for Title 1 Elementary schools in Austin, Austin YES is proud to announce this year’s Drive Away for Education Raffle raised a total of $32,101.19.

Each raffle ticket sold helped five local children start the school year off right with a school supply kit filled with colored pencils, crayons, an eraser, ruler, glue stick, notebook paper, pencils, pens, folders and a tissue box. Through the support and generosity of Thomas J. Henry, lucky winner Harlan Smith drove away in a 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300.

The raffle proceeds will directly support the Austin YES Back to Basics Project for the 2018-2019 school year.

We would like to thank all who participated in this year’s Drive Away for Education Raffle and look forward to continuing our work and mission.