Support AISD's prekindergarten program by collecting school supplies for local pre-k students! Sign Up for this opportunity to receive the school supply list and other information about participating.
WHY COLLECT SCHOOL SUPPLIES?
Collecting needed school supplies at your office or community group helps every student start the new school year with what they need to succeed. In high-need neighborhoods across the city, families are struggling to pay bills and keep food on the table, and as a result even basic school supplies can fall by the wayside. For just a few dollars, your group can invest in the success of Austin’s youngest students!
WHO ARE YOU HELPING?
All donated school supplies will benefit one of Austin Independent School District’s 3 campuses that focus on prekindergarten education: Dobie Prekindergarten, Lucy Read Prekindergarten, and Uphaus Early Childhood Center. These campuses provide free high quality early childhood education to hundreds of students from low income families, ensuring the students are starting kindergarten prepared to succeed.
United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) works to ensure that Austin’s youngest community members start out life on an even playing field. UWATX has been the leader and backbone of the Success By 6 initiative, bringing together a coalition of school, city and county officials as well as nonprofits and parents to improve a network of support systems for children. We work with education organizations and community stakeholders to create opportunities for low-income infants, toddlers and young children to receive high-quality education before they even enter kindergarten. UWATX is proud to support the AISD pre-k program with initiatives like Back to School.
Groups are encouraged to collect school supplies from the general list which includes all 3 campuses. If you are interested in collecting for a specific school or packing backpacks with all supplies needed for students at a specific school, please contact email@example.com for a school-specific list.
Drop off collected supplies before August 15th at:
United Way for Greater Austin
2000 East MLK Jr Blvd Austin, 78702
The office is open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. You can also deliver Saturday July 15th 10am-12 and stay for our Summer Family Volunteer Day!