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Operation Save Our Students kicks off Wednesday

Program helps students receive school supplies
Operation Supply Our Students
Posted at 6:54 AM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 07:17:26-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — For the past 25 years, KRIS Communications, United Way of the Coastal Bend and HEB have sponsored Operation Supply Our Students giveaway. The donation drive helps provide school supplies to students in need in the coastal bend.

Starting July 7, 2021 until August 17, if you're shopping at any HEB you'll find tear pads at the registers. Customers can donate $1, $3 or $7 to their grocery bill or you can also donate school supplies.

In 2019, more than 10,000 underprivileged students were given supplies they need.

There is also a text to give campaign were viewers can text SOS to 91999 for the option to give any amount they choose.

You can also visit https://www.uwcb.org to donate to the Operation SOS campaign.

Other sponsors include, the Selena Foundation, Bank of American Foundation, Rosendin Foundation, Port Corpus Christi, Valero Corpus Christi Refineries, First State Bank of Texas, NuStar and Hillard Martinez Gonzales.