for August 2020
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WHAT IS PROJECT BACK TO SCHOOL
Project Back to School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with 2-1-1 North Texas, 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. Currently, 3 out of every 5 students in Wichita Falls are economically disadvantaged. We work directly with Wichita Falls ISD and City View ISD to distribute school supplies to make our vision a reality.
Every August, we equip over 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, Vanda Cullar and Matthew Yell
Amy Brown, Julie Brown, Angela Culley, Courtney Diaz, Debbie Gonzalez, Kelsey Graves, Shunta McFadden, Stacie Moss, Hillary Norton, Diann Taylor and Diana White
2-1-1 North Texas, A-1 Freeman Moving Group, City View ISD, Community Healthcare Center, Wichita Falls ISD and Wichita Falls - Wichita County Public Health District