If you’d like to help a student prepare to go back-to-school next month, folks at the new Texans Can Academy in Lake Highlands say they have the perfect way for you to pitch in. Texans Can is hosting a Countdown to Class school uniform drive, and they’re collecting donations now until the first day of school on August 12.
The average family spent $685 per household last year to get kids ready for the new school year, according to a 2018 National Retail Federation survey, and that total is expected to rise to $697 in 2019. Your contribution of $75 will provide one pair of khaki pants, two white collared shirts, socks and a belt – all uniform items for one Texans Can student.
Donations may be made online here.
Texans Can Academies is a nonprofit school system serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting, with 14 campuses across Texas. The new campus at Skillman and Forest Lane will focus on dropout and recovery prevention and provide immunizations, free eye exams and glasses, college and career resources, transportation and other resources for its students.
You can learn more about the new campus here.