Starting the first day of school with all of the necessary supplies creates a positive experience for a child. But too often, this does not happen. That is why Operation Supply Our Students was created over 25 years ago.
Operation Supply Our Students equips needy children with basic school supplies for the first day of class. In the Coastal Bend, need for supplies is high among school-aged children. Over 74,000 kids are enrolled in 36 districts that United Way of the Coastal Bend serves. Many of those children, over 55,000 of them, need help with schools supplies.
United Way has been very blessed with great community partners — H-E-B and KRIS Communications, since the beginning, and Port Corpus Christi, joined in 2015. These companies are very generous and believe as strongly as United Way does about addressing this need in the community.
Many area businesses also supported Operation S.O.S. with generous donations. Our combined efforts raised over $44,000, which provided supplies to 7,390 students. Thank you to everyone that donated and helped thousands of children start the school year prepared.