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Operation S.O.S to provide 18K local students with school supplies this year

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 16:11:55-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Operation Supply our Students will provide 18,000 local students will school supplies this year.

“There’s just so much need out there right now, for a variety of reasons,” said Libby Averyt, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. “By providing school supplies, we hope it will alleviate some of the burden currently being felt by our local families and school districts”

AFter 30 years of supplying local students, Operation SOS has helped raise awareness and collect basic school supplies for thousands of Coastal Bend students.

This year's community partners were Chemours, First Community Bank in Portland, First State Bank of Texas, Hilliard Martinez Gonzales, H-E-B, HOLT CAT, Nueces Electric Charities, Port Corpus Christi, The Selena Foundation, Valero Bill Greehey Refineries, and KRIS Communications.

“So much of what we do as educators includes getting the supplies we need to help our students learn,” said Dr. Ray Garza, an elementary school principal in Freer, Texas. “This donation helps our students, teachers, and the community immensely.”

School supplies were provided for the following school districts:

  • Agua Dulce ISD
  • Alice ISD
  • Aransas Pass ISD
  • Austwell-Tivoli ISD
  • Banquete ISD
  • Beeville ISD
  • Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD
  • Benavides ISD
  • Bishop Consolidated ISD
  • Brooks County ISD
  • Calallen ISD
  • Corpus Christi ISD
  • Driscoll ISD
  • Flour Bluff ISD
  • Freer ISD
  • George West ISD
  • Gregory-Portland ISD
  • Ingleside ISD
  • Kenedy County-Wide CSD
  • Kingsville ISD
  • La Gloria ISD
  • Mathis ISD
  • Odem-Edroy ISD
  • Orange Grove ISD
  • Pawnee ISD
  • Pettus ISD
  • Port Aransas ISD
  • Premont ISD
  • Ramirez Common School District
  • Refugio ISD
  • Ricardo ISD
  • Riviera ISD
  • Robstown ISD
  • San Diego ISD
  • Santa Gertrudis ISD
  • Sinton ISD
  • Skidmore-Tynan ISD
  • Taft ISD
  • Three Rivers ISD
  • Tuloso-Midway ISD
  • West Oso ISD
  • Woodsboro ISD

All donations go toward the purchase of basic school supplies. You can support Operation SOS through Aug. 11 when shopping online or in-store at H-E-B or by texting ‘SOS’ to 91999.