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Texans Can Academies - Dallas Hosts Contactless Winter Drive for Students in Need of Essentials

Texans Can Academies - Dallas is hosting a contactless winter donation drive to benefit the students at their six Dallas area schools who are in need of essential winter gear, personal protective equipment and food this winter season. With a few easy clicks on Amazon, donations can be made through Texans Can Academies’ Amazon Wishlist. Items requested are jackets, gloves, scarves, sweaters, food, health safety items including face masks and hand sanitizer; and baby essential items including wipes, diapers and baby clothes. Sizes needed for clothing range from small to XXL. 

In order to have items shipped in time for distribution to the students before their winter break, Texans Can Academies asks for orders to be made by December 11. If in-person donations are preferred, please contact Felicia Gummi at fgummi@texanscan.org or 214-882-7949 to schedule a hand delivery or pick-up time for the items. Additionally, donations can be mailed to Texans Can Academies’ corporate office at 325 W. 12th Street, Dallas, TX 75208.

“Many of our students are in need of basic necessities, especially to gear up for the winter season and cool temperatures,” said Dr. James Ponce, Superintendent at Texans Can Academies. “Every generous donation goes directly to the hands of a high school student in need of those items.”

Texans Can Academies aims to ensure every student has the opportunity to pursue their dreams while removing barriers that keep them from attaining their education.

Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 14 dropout recovery schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. Texans Can Academies offers students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma. The organization believes providing the highest quality education for all students is necessary in ensuring their economic independence. To date, more than 171,759 students have changed their lives and the lives of their families through Texans Can Academies.

For more information about Texans Can Academies, please visit www.texanscan.org or www.carsforkids.org.

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Monday, November 23, 2020