Partnering with the Houston Area Women’s Center, Service King is proud to participate in the Back-to-School Project, openly collecting donations at 18 area locations. Houston residents are encouraged to help make a difference for families in school districts across the city by conveniently dropping off basic supplies at any Houston-area Service King location prior to Aug. 5.
“This is an area we feel we can truly make a tangible and lasting impact within our community,” said Justin Regan, Service King Regional Vice President. “As the 2015-16 school year approaches, it’s vital that every student is provided the opportunity to begin that year with the essential supplies. With 18 locations across the Houston metro, our Service King teammates saw an opportunity to really make a difference. We hope through partnering with the Houston Area Women’s Center for the Back-to-School Project, Service King is able to help make a lasting impact for students across the city this year.”
Supplies and backpacks collected through the Back-to-School Project will be distributed to children on Aug. 14 and 15 at the Houston Area Women’s Center. Last year, nearly 1,100 new backpacks and school supplies were provided in advance of the school year through the efforts and generosity of supporters.
Rising school supplies costs have been well documented in recent years. Huntington Bank, which annually measures the trend, reported the average cost of sending children to K-12 school rose by 20 percent just last year. That jump marked one of the single largest year-over-year spikes during the eight-year history of what the organization calls its ‘Backpack Index’.
Together, Service King and the Houston Area Women’s Center, aim to alleviate that cost for the families and children that struggle to purchase the necessary school supplies items through providing donation centers across the Houston metro. Complete lists of school supplies can be found at each Houston area Service King location.
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ABOUT HOUSTON AREA WOMEN’S CENTER
The Houston Area Women’s Center helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. It provides shelter, counseling and advocacy to support them in building lives free from the effects of violence. It seeks social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education. Services are confidential and available to everyone.