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Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus was a Huge Success Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

HNwCC wishes to express their deepest thanks to the many Volunteers who helped Tuesday night, August 8, with our “Stuff the Bus” distribution to 175 families and their children and groceries to 210 families. This year’s event was a huge success with 350 Elementary (K-5th) and 75 Middle or High School students receiving bags of school supplies. Also, 340 pairs of new tennis shoes were distributed as well as 661 used children’s books, and 250 backpacks with school supplies were distributed thanks to the generosity of Texas Children’s Health Plan. Plus 800 hotdogs and endless bags of popcorn were served with bottled water as participants waited in line to be blessed.

Thank you to Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor for the multitude of school supplies, Texas Children’s Health Plan, the Bear Creek United Methodist Men for grilling hot dogs and serving popcorn, and our many supporters and local churches who donated to this event! Without your help and your donations, this could not have been such a successful event. Good work & Blessings to all who participated!

The Stuff the Bus program was initiated in 2014 to provide backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies to the elementary school aged children from the families in the community we serve. Children are the hope of a community; every child carries the promise of growth, development and hope for the future. These children are excited and motivated when they receive their backpack filled with supplies.

HNwCC distributed 100 backpacks the first year and has grown to 250 backpacks distributed in 2017. We also have supplies for their middle and high school siblings to help them get started. 425 children were helped in 2017.

All backpacks and supplies are donated to HNwCC by our partner churches, organizations, and individuals. If you would like to become a part of this effort, please use the donate button on this page, or send a check to Houston Northwest Community Center, Inc., P.O. Box 841075, Houston, TX 77284-1075.

Backpacks at 2016 Stuff the Bus Event

 

Books at 2016 Stuff the Bus Event

 

2016 Stuff the Bus Event in Bear Creek UMC gym