The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

July 24, 2013

Equipping Greenville students for school

GREENVILLE — It may seem like summer has just begun, but two local organizations are gearing up for annual events that supply Greenville students with backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming year.

Tools for School and the Back to School Extravaganza, which is hosted by the Greenville North Community Association, will both take place in August.

Tools for School will be held on Aug. 10 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, located at 6801 Wesley Street. The event serves students in grades K-6. The event will run from 8 to 10 a.m., although most backpacks will be distributed in the first hour, according to Kristi Horne.

Approximately 150 volunteers are needed for the event, according to Horne.

“We need volunteers for two parts of the event,” she said. “On Aug. 8, we need volunteers to help pack backpacks, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. We pack until we’re finished. It’s truly a come-and-go event; if you can give an hour, we’ll take and hour. It’s very relaxed.”

Individuals can also volunteer for a variety of assignments during day of the event, Aug 10. Those volunteers will receive a T-shirt and will help out by guiding families through the event, handing out backpacks and helping with safety and security. The deadline for individuals to volunteer and still receive a T-shirt is July 29.

“We keep everyone busy,” Kristi said. “Helping guide the families and handing out backpacks are two of our most popular assignments. We have people that come back every year to walk the families through the event; they really enjoying interacting with the families.”

Parents can register to receive a backpack full of school supplies from either event on Aug. 5 in Ridgecrest Baptist Church’s Activities Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.; on Aug. 6 at Love and Faith Fellowship at 1009 Rees Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in the Activities Building from 5 to 7 p.m.; and on Aug. 7 at Love and Faith Fellowship from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

In order to register, parents must bring a student’s most recent report card, certificate of completion or enrollment card.

Tools for School also offers immunizations. To receive immunization, parents need to bring their child’s immunization record and, if they are on Medicaid, their Medicaid card.

Haircuts will also be provided at Tools for School, and parents can sign their children up for haircuts when they register. However, the haircuts will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The non-profit organization accepts donations of both money and supplies.

Kristi can be reached for more information regarding the Tools for School event at 903-422-6764 or Kristi@tools-for-school.org. Emily Thompson can be reached for more information concerning the Back to School Extravaganza at 903-269-0349 or emilycozinethompson@yahoo.com.



 

1
Text Only
Top News
  • Unemployment March 2014.jpg Jobless numbers take big dip

    Hundreds of people found jobs locally last month, as Hunt County’s unemployment statistics fell to a six-year low.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • GCS flying high

    Greenville Christian School teachers found an entertaining way to learn about physics.

    April 19, 2014

  • Easter Bunny stock photo.jpg Following one busy Easter Bunny

    Easter egg hunts are scheduled in several locations across the area today and Sunday.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vaderrobot.jpg Dallas champions, Robowranglers look forward

    Practicing with the best hones skills and keeps members of Greenville High School Robowranglers on point, according to Director of Robotics Adrienne Emerson.
    The Robowranglers are preparing their robot “Vader” for the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis on April 23-26.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Texas drougnt as of 4-17-2014.jpg Wet Easter Sunday possible

    It may be a wet Easter holiday in North Texas, as thunderstorms are again in the forecast for the weekend.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sheriff's Office Wanted fugitive captured in Ellis County

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Band1.jpg Roaring with pride

    The Greenville High School Lion Pride Band performs well under pressure, according to GHS band director Joel Weisburg

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Royce Tawater.jpg Shooting suspect changes mind on guilty pleas

    On second thought, a local man will leave it up to a jury to decide whether he is guilty of multiple charges in connection with two shootings in Greenville last summer.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Easter Eggstravaganza stork photo.jpg A hunting we will go

    There will be lots of brightly colored eggs hidden in the grasses across Hunt County this weekend, and plenty of opportunities for children to find them.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • GEUS Operations Center.jpg Saying thanks to police

    The board of the local electric utility system intends to take time tonight to thank officers with the Greenville Police Department for catching suspects who allegedly broke into the company’s headquarters last month.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

What's your favorite spring high school sport?

Swimming and diving
Wrestling
Basketball
Soccer
Tennis
Golf
Track and Field
Softball
Baseball
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News