Our first ever Back to Basics Project in Austin has come to an end for the year! After distributing school supplies to 7,500 students in Del Valle ISD, we are proud to call our expansion into Austin a success.
This project came to fruition after we saw the difference made through our partners in San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Our friends in Austin shared the city’s growing need for school supplies as a result of the increased cost of living.
We created Austin YES to fill in the gaps around Austin and support local Title 1 Elementary students and community groups through educational outreach of free school supplies. We worked with nine Del Valle ISD schools to personally deliver supply kits filled with colored pencils, crayons, an eraser, a ruler, notebook paper, a glue stick, pencils, pens, folders and a tissue box. We loved meeting the students and seeing the smiles and excitement on their faces when they received the kits. All students Kinder through 5th grade received a box of supplies.
Thank you again to our sponsor, Thomas J. Henry, and everyone involved who helped Austin YES reach our goal this first year. We look forward to continue making a difference in Austin for years to come.
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