August marks back to school in Texas as parents and students prepare for the upcoming year by shopping for school supplies. But did you know there are a staggering amount of homeless students in Abilene who do not have the means to do that?

Abilene ISD's Homeless Student Program helps 1400 students a year who have been identified as homeless. With the economy the way it is right now, it is even more important to help these students who can't afford simple things, like school supplies.

Here's how you can help.

Back To School Supplies Drive

There will be two opportunities to help this year. This Saturday, July 13th at the Northside Walmart from 8 am to 3 pm and then on Saturday, July 27th at the Southside Walmart from 8 am to 3 pm.

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On those days, you can drop off a donation whether school supplies or monetary donations. If you want to volunteer for either day, click the QR Code below.

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What Items Are Needed?

  • Backpacks
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Colored Pencils
  • Composition Books
  • Folders with Brads
  • 1 Inch 3 Ring Binders
  • Markers
  • 24-pack Crayons
  • Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Notebook Paper
  • Scissors
  • Dividers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Highlighters
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Need Help?

AISD will hold a Back to School Resource Day & Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 6th. At this event, you can learn about the valuable resources available to help support your family. Backpacks with school supplies will be given to each child present, while supplies last.

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If you get a chance, stop by either one of the events and please help if you can.

Remember, if you and your child are in need, please reach out to the AISD Homeless Liaison. 

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