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Operation S.O.S. – Supply Our Students

Posted: 9:38 AM, Aug 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-28 11:17:03-04

HEB and United Way are teaming up with KRIS 6 for Operation SOS.

It’s time to help Coastal Bend families send their children back to school with the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.

KRIS Communications, H-E-B and the United Way of the Coastal Bend are continuing their partnership to raise money and accept school supply donations through Operation Supply Our Students.

You can donate other ways, so pick the option that fits you best:

  • Text SOS to 91999, then choose any amount to donate.
  • Contribute using the tear tabs at H-E-B checkout registers, now through August 15th.
  • Purchase pre-packaged “Supply Our Students” school supply bags at H-E-B.
  • Donate online to Operation Supply Our Students- HERE

Since 1990, Operation SOS has grown to assist students in 36 districts with basic school supplies. 100% of the proceeds go towards the effort.

We want to ensure every child in the Coastal Bend is adequately supplied on the first day of school; allowing the students and parents a worry-free start to the year. The United Way of the Coastal Bend handles determining what school districts need, the warehousing of the items, and distribution to districts.

Here’s a list of items needed if you choose to donate supplies to Operation SOS:

  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Wide & College ruled notebook paper
  • Glue sticks
  • 12″ rulers (wood or plastic)
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Two-pocket folders (various colors)
  • Safety scissors

Stay tuned to KRIS 6 News for more information on where you can find our team at area HEB stores collecting supplies and monetary donations. Thank you for making “A Change for Good”.

To read about more initiatives that help the Coastal Bend community, and find out how you can help to, visit