Monday, August 11, 2014

JLSA Stuffs the Bus for 2014

By Sara Briseño Gerrish, 2014-2015 New Member

One of the things I have grown to love since joining the Junior League of San Antonio, is the opportunity to learn more about our city’s wonderful non-profits and the chance to roll up my sleeves to lend a helping hand. Over the weekend, I had the chance to work with Communities in Schools of San Antonio’s (CIS-SA) Stuff the Bus event. This event was held at 24 H-E-B’s across the city in conjunction with the city’s tax-free weekend. Our mission was to help raise awareness and collect/organize the donations. All the donations collected are to be distributed to school age children in San Antonio.

Some of our group passed out flyers with suggested supply needs as customers walked into H-E-B, and others organized pre-bundled bags of school supplies.The bags included popular school supply items such as: crayons, folders, and spiral notebooks. Customers picked up these bags and bought them with their groceries. Each bag was priced less than $3!

I was really blown away by our city’s generosity. People would selflessly drop off bags of supplies and empty out their purses and wallets for a donation; even school-age children emptied their pockets so that others would be able to go to school with their needed supplies. This was a great opportunity to give back to our community! Thank you Junior League and Communities in Schools of San Antonio!  

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