The School Zone: News

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) has announced the 2021-22 Project School Supplies initiative, a program that will provide supplies for students in Spring Branch ISD’s Title 1 pre-kindergarten, elementary and middle schools, according to co-chairs Becky Fenn and Kristi Robishaw.

Approximately 59 percent of SBISD’s students are considered economically disadvantaged. “In spite of financial uncertainty, we want all students to confidently walk into their classrooms on the first day of school having the tools they need to succeed,” said Cece Thompson, SBEF executive director.

Last year, thanks to collaborative community support, SBEF served more than 15,000 economically disadvantaged students in Title 1 elementary and middle schools. This year, SBEF’s board has chosen to include all students in those schools and add pre-kindergarten classrooms. Individual backpacks and classroom tissues will be part of the Project.

“Our students need our help,” Thompson said. “All donations, small and large, are appreciated.”

$10 will provide for one student.
$250 will provide for one classroom.
$1,000 will provide for one grade level.

To make a donation, visit https://sbef.springbranchisd.com/ways-to-donate/school-supply-project or mail a check to SBEF, 955 Campbell Road, Suite 206, Houston, TX 77024.

This year’s Project School Supplies is dedicated to the memory of Patty Busmire, a long-time SBEF board member, who passed away in September 2020. Patty created the Foundation’s first school supply drive. She and her daughter, Becky, nurtured the Project to significant growth.

About Spring Branch Education Foundation:

Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting SBISD students and educators. It partners with the district and community to fund programs that enhance education and ̅prepare students for the future. In 2016, Caruthers Institute ranked SBEF 42nd in the nation among 188 K-12 education foundations and in the top 10 of its division of foundations with $1 million to $1,999,999 in revenues. Since 1993, the Foundation has donated more than $15 million to the district. SBEF is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.