Since 1986, the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC’s) Back to School program has helped meet the basic needs of school-aged children. Students who participate in this program lack basic school supplies and clothing/uniforms needed to start the academic year on equal footing with their more advantaged peers. Back To School not only physically prepares children with academic tooIs, but it also increases overall self-esteem and mental readiness for learning.
What makes CCSC’s Back To School Program exceptional?
They will serve 6,500 students from 32 zip codes this year alone. Since the program’s inaugural year, they have helped 87,793 children be better prepared for academic success.
Every student receives an extensive, grade appropriate school supply package. From pencils to paper, rulers to protractors, the basics for every student are included.
All students receive a voucher for new clothing and/or shoes. Families are able to select NEW items that meet their needs and their individual school’s guidelines.
CCSC’s streamlined program design stretches dollars – just $45 sponsors a student in need. Joining together allows them to buy items in bulk at cheaper prices.
CCSC’s program delivery model emphasizes respect and dignity for client families. Everyone is greeted with a welcome and a smile. This program builds in choices for families who aften find themselves limited.
Program success is directly attributed to volunteers. Over 700 volunteers make this event happen, from planning to distribution.
Join us at Falth Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd on Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, August 3.
The demand for this program is extraordinary and the greatest way to contribute is by sponsoring a student. The majority of funding for this program cames from individual donors. It only costs $45 to provide each child with a comprehensive packet of academic supplies and a new school uniform. Please sponsor one or more students by submitting a check made out to Christ the King Church and earmarked “CCSC Back to School Project” in the offering on Sundays now though August or by donating online at www.ccschouston.com.
Please contact Cindy Murphy for more information about how you can help with this important program.