The Junior League of Lufkin, in collaboration with the First United Methodist Church and Buckner Children and Family Services, and other community volunteers, will hold the 5th Annual Back to School Bonanza in August. During the event, 2,000 free backpacks filled with school supplies will be provided to Angelina County school-aged children in grades Kindergarten to 12th. In addition to the backpacks, the children will receive a haircut, provided by local stylist, a free school uniform, and a new pair of shoes, while supplies last.
“We have already seen what a positive impact the Back to School Bonanza has had on our community and we are committed to making it bigger and better year after year!,” said Stephanie Gustafson, Junior League of Lufkin Back to School Bonanza Chair. “This year, with the partnership of Buckner Children and Family Services, we have been able to collect new shoes through community donations to hand out during the event.”
Back to School Bonanza is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Buckner Children and Family Services is in the process of pre-registering students, and will also be on hand the day of the event to assist with registering families who are not preregistered prior to the event. Pre-register at Buckner, 3402 Daniel McCall Drive or for more information, call 936-637-3300.
The Junior League of Lufkin is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The League’s vision is to enhance the lives of children and women in the community through our diverse projects and fundraising efforts.
For more information about Back to School Bonanza and if you, or someone you know, would like to help, or make a donation to our clothing drive please contact Stephanie Gustafson at 936-414-1440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.