Sprint Helps Send Kids Back to School in Style

Fort Bend County Collaborative Information System (FBCCIS) is hosting the third annual countywide Back to School event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at University of Houston, Sugar Land campus.

FBCCIS is a collaborative of nonprofit organizations and county agencies partnering to deepen their impact, reduce duplication of services and better serve the community. Current members include East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, Second Mile Mission Center, Rosenberg/Richmond Helping Hands, Katy Christian Ministries, Fort Bend County Social Services and Fort Bend EMS.

With the help of Sprint Waste and other underwriters, the FBCCIS hopes to change the lives of 1,000 school-age children in the county. Eligible children who attend Fort Bend ISD, Lamar CISD, Katy ISD, Stafford MSD and Needville ISD schools will receive a new pair of shoes, backpack and school supplies to help start their school year off right. Family income must be at or below 180 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to participate in the program.

How can you help? Donations of backpacks, crayons, color pencils, loose-leaf notebook paper, highlighters, pens (black or blue), pencils, glue sticks, folders with brads and pockets, composition notebooks, three-ring binders and scissors are needed. Volunteers are also needed to help with distribution of supplies, backpacks and shoes.

If you would like to volunteer or have questions about how you can help, please contact Vickie Bernal, FBCCIS coordinator, at 281.238.3507.