Can you believe it’s already time to begin getting ready to go back to school?
In preparation for the new school year, Texans Can Academies wants to make sure every student starts the year with the uniform they need to succeed by hosting an online Uniform Drive: http://www.texanscan.org/countdown2class2017/
The fundraiser’s goal is to be able to provide at least one uniform to every student who needs one before the first day of school. A $75 donation will provide one pair of pants, two shirts, socks and a belt for one student. Donations of any amount are enthusiastically accepted.
Something as simple as clothing can make a huge difference for students in need. School uniforms create a level playing field among students, reducing peer pressure and bullying, and help to keep students focused on their education – not their clothes.
This would be a great story for the community section, and give people a chance to help students worry less about basic necessities such as a pair of pants, two shirts, socks and a belt.
Texans Can has five schools in Dallas, and has helped more than 141,000 students throughout the state of Texas over the past 31 years. Today, Texans Can Academies have 13 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are all tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice, serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting.