back-to-school-2015On August 22nd, 2015 from 8 am – 3:30pm, Plaza America will be hosting our “7th Annual Back to School Drive” for 2015, which is considered the largest community service event of the year. We plan to distribute backpacks full of school supplies, uniforms and other items to 20,000 students, approximately to over 8000 families. Adjoining our event is a Health Fair that will distribute preventative information and free medical check-up that will give families an opportunity to speak with several healthcare providers and a Business Expo that will allow business owners to promote their products and services. To complete the package, a fun fair will be provided for children that will include face painting, snow cones, popcorn, dancing, moon walks, entertainments and more.

This is a big undertaking that requires a collaboration of several organizations whose mission and vision is to help the community regardless of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or ethnicity. This is our response to “No child left behind” initiative. Several companies including Wal-Mart, Credit Unions and Community Banks heard our plea and provided majority of the items to last year’s event. This year our goal is to increase the beneficiaries to 20000 students from last year’s 10,000 beneficiaries. With the help of Houston Independent School District, Alief Independent School District, 40+ schools will be chosen and the distribution date is scheduled for August 22nd, 2015.

Helen Keller said “ALONE we can do so little, TOGETHER we can do so much”, and thru this partnership we can accomplish projects that really means a lot to the community and what a better way to accomplish this by supporting education, schools, children, families and the community we all serve?

Monetary donations from our corporate sponsors, partners and donors would be greatly appreciated.

Download the General Sponsorship Letter to learn more about how you can play your part in furthering children’s education and helping your community. To have a smooth, efficient event for participants and volunteers, we will appreciate receiving your donation by July 15, 2015.