One of my favorite times of the year is the moment that summer seasonal items transitions to pencils, notebook paper, and folders. OH MY! School supply lists have been donning the aisles of Walmart and Target since late June, which can be a reminder that school is creeping up quickly. While that means excitement for many, for some families it can cause major anxiety.
Donating school supplies or volunteering at a back to school drive can be an easy way to give back, and set up students in the Alamo City for a great school year. Here are some opportunities to give back this year.
CHRISTIAN ASSISTANCE MINISTRY
CAM is offering two opportunities to be a part of preparing students with proper supplies to start the new school year!
Click here to “Adopt-a-Student”
Sign up to volunteer for backpack receiving and distribution
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS
CIS Stuff the Bus School Supply drive serves 160 schools in 13 districts in the Alamo City. They have a few options on how to participate: Raise Funds Online, Collect Supplies in Person, or BOTH!! Sign up here: https://stuffthebus.cissa.org/event/2023stuffthebusschoolsupplydrive/register/form/registration
GUADALUPE COMMUNITY CENTER
Various options for volunteering and donating listed at: https://ccaosa.org/donate/
SALVATION ARMY OF BEXAR COUNTY
Host a food drive, donate to a Red Kettle, or volunteer your time. Learn more: https://salvationarmysanantonio.org/san-antonio/home
SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK
Check out their “Give Help” tab to learn more about ways to give time or resources.