Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is accepting walk-in applications for the 2017 Back to School project.
The Back to School project has been a symbol of hope for many underserved families in our area, as every year it provides hundreds of local children from Spring, Klein, parts of Aldine and Cy-Fair Independent School Districts with the supplies needed to start the school year. Walk-in applications will be accepted until 1,500 children are registered with NAM’s Assistance Program.
“Starting school should be an exciting time for children and their families, but when parents don’t have enough money to buy what their children need it can be a very overwhelming experience,” explained Debbie Peterson, Director of the Assistance Program at NAM. “Our mission at NAM is to help children reach their full potential and to help alleviate the financial burden many parents feel during this time of the year,” Peterson said.
In addition to receiving school supplies, NAM will provide 200 kindergarteners with a $20 Payless gift card for new shoes. Also, 300 first and second graders will receive a $30 Academy gift card to purchase uniforms to start the new school year with confidence.
School supplies will be distributed at the NAM building on Saturday, August 5, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. as well as Monday, August 7, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
To see if you qualify to register for the 2017 Back to School project, please visit our website. To show your support of local students with an online donation to the Back to School project, please visit www.namonline.org/give for ways to help.
Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. In the last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 114,000 people through its many programs and services.
For more information, please visit www.namonline.org or call (281) 885-4555.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE 2017 BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT:
To see if you qualify to register for the 2017 Back to School project, please visit our website.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m
Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Assistance Ministries
Assistance Department, 4th floor
15555 Kuykendahl Rd.
Houston, TX 77090