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Successful Second Year for Back to School Fest

2012 August 13
by HISD Communications
Back to School Fest

There are moments when I feel overwhelmingly proud to live in this city, and Saturday was one of those moments at the second annual Back to School Fest at Reliant Center.

Thanks to the City of Houston, many generous sponsors, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, tens of thousands of HISD students have the essentials they need for a successful school year. The students and their families walked away from Reliant with free backpacks, school supplies, immunizations, uniforms – even free haircuts!

Sol Ayala and her three children, who attend Bonner Elementary, were the first family in line at 4:30 a.m. Ayala expressed gratitude for the event, saying it’s especially helpful for parents who can’t afford basic supplies for their children.

I’d like to thank our second-year presenting sponsors, Shell Oil and Motiva Enterprises, for stepping up again for our students. And to Team HISD and the many volunteers who spent their Saturday making a difference, I take my hat off to you!

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