Saturday, August 5, 2023
MPEC Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall
9 am to noon
WHAT IS PROJECT BACK TO SCHOOL
Project Back to School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with Wichita Falls ISD, City View ISD, nonprofit organizations, businesses and hundreds of volunteers. We are an all-volunteer community program created to provide disadvantaged children with a custom school supply kit, backpack and more to begin school each year.
Our vision is that no child in Wichita Falls begins school without the supplies they need. We believe that education is the gateway to opportunity and children cannot achieve their full potential without it. We work directly with Wichita Falls ISD and City View ISD to provide low-income children with the items needed for school to make our vision a reality.
Currently, 3 out of every 5 students in Wichita Falls are economically disadvantaged. Your support is vital to the children in Wichita Falls. It's more than just a backpack, it's an opportunity to get an education and break the cycle of poverty.
Every August, we equip about 6,000 children for academic success by distributing school supplies and backpacks at our Roundup and at the schools.
School supplies and backpacks are available for every student at the WFISD elementary schools with enrollment of more than 95% disadvantaged students. These schools are Burgess, Lamar, Scotland Park, Washington and Zundy elementary schools.
Everyone is invited to our Roundup where WFISD and CVISD students, who qualify for the lunch program, will receive free school supplies and backpacks.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
While volunteering at Scotland Park Elementary School, Cheryl Ritchie saw that there was a need for school supplies in our public schools that existing community programs could not meet. Joined by community volunteers, they created Project Back to School in 2009.
Our team is a group of community volunteers who commit their time and talents year round so no child in Wichita Falls begins school without the supplies they need.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cheryl Ritchie, Teresa Austin, Joseph Bauer, and Vanda Cullar
Seonaid Acevedo, Amy Brown, Julie Brown, Richard Brown, Martha Catano, Angela Culley, Kelsy Graves, Pam Pak, Diann Taylor, and Diana White
A-1 Freeman Moving Group, City View ISD, Community Healthcare Center, United Supermarkets, Wichita Falls Area Food Bank, Wichita Falls ISD and Wichita Falls - Wichita County Public Health District