Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) is gearing up to supply 1,800 area students with school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year. All donations are needed by August 11 as the supplies will be distributed on August 14 and 15.

Elementary students will receive prepackaged EPI school supplies, which cost $20 per student. Middle and high school students need the following supplies: pocket folders with brads; 2” binders; dividers; wide-ruled paper; spiral notebooks; rulers; pencils; colored map pencils; markers; highlighters; erasers; and blue, black and red pens. In addition, HAAM will accept donations of gently used blue jeans.

“HAAM has been participating in back to school drives for at least 15 years, meaning that thousands of Lake Houston area children have benefited from this program,” said Interim Executive Director Millie Garrison. “Last year, each high school student in our program received a new backpack filled with supplies as the result of a philanthropy project conducted by the 2014 graduating class of National Charity League – Kings Trail Chapter.”

To make a donation, drop off supplies and jeans at the HAAM Social Services Building, 1302 First Street, Humble, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Monetary donations may be made on HAAM’s secure website (www.haamministries.org) or by mail (HAAM, PO Box 14051, Humble, Texas  77347).

About Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM)

HAAM is a faith-based organization that helps community residents in crisis by providing essential resources to move towards self-sufficiency. In 2013, HAAM assisted 1,800 students through their Back to School program, 9,600 individuals through food fairs and mobile food, and 655 children through its reading program.

Caption: Graduating seniors from the Kings Trail NCL Chapter ensured that each high school student in HAAM’s program received a new backpack filled with supplies. Left to right, front row, Savannah Bryce, Madison Pfeiffer and Maddie Schrang; back row, Kristen Kirsch, Sutton Johnson, Alexa Garrison and Maddie Krutliek.

 

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