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Operation Supply Our Students

Make a Difference for Coastal Bend Students

We partner with H-E-B and KRIS Communications for Operation Supply Our Students (Operation SOS) – a community-wide donation and school supply drive. There are about 70,000 students enrolled throughout the 60 Coastal Bend communities we serve and more than 45,000 of them don't have the basic supplies they'll need to start the school year. We believe that every child deserves a quality education and the chance to be successful, which is why we work hard to ensure that as many students as possible have the supplies they need on day one. But we can't do it without your help.

The Far-Reaching Effects of Operation SOS

Read our blog post about the success of Operation SOS so far and hear about its positive effect on children from area school district representatives. 

Check Back for Ways to Contribute to the 29th Annual Operation SOS

Every year, 100% of the donations go toward purchasing supplies wholesale. You can contribute to Operation SOS in the following ways. 

Important Dates for the 29th Annual Operation SOS

H-E-B Tear Pads: TBD
Purchase Pre-Stuffed Bags at Participating Stores: TBD
Online Donations and Text-to-Give: TBD


Thank you for your interest in helping us make this drive a success. We can always use extra hands when schools come by to pick up supplies. Visit our Volunteer Portal for volunteer opportunities.

School Supply List

Crayons, pencils, wide- and college-ruled notebook paper, glue sticks, 12" ruler (wood or plastic), ballpoint pens, two-pocket folders (various colors) and safety scissors