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“Box of Dreams”: New Name, Same Mission

A child’s successful future begins with a dream. They visualize their dreams and hope everything will just fall into place. Unfortunately, along the way a lack of resources proves to be an obstacle for thousands of students.

SA YES, the largest distributor of school supplies in Texas, refuses to let any child be held back from achieving their dreams. As a result, we are proud to announce our “Box of Dreams” program. Formerly known as the “Back to Basics Project,” “Box of Dreams” will continue our mission of providing Title 1 elementary schools with FREE school supply kits.

Since its inception, SA YES, CC YES and AUSTIN YES staff members, dedicated volunteers, board members and sponsors have personally distributed more than 450,000 school supply kits to students and community groups in South Texas. This year, new hope awaits 30,000 students with the expansion of the DFW YES chapter in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

By providing each student with their own school supply kit, we hope the act serves as a reminder that each student is important to our community and the importance of being prepared to learn and boost educational equality.

A donation as little as $5 will provide one student with essential school supplies such as pens, pencils, crayons, notebook paper, spiral notebook, big eraser, glue stick, folders with pockets, a ruler, and a box of tissues. For comparison, these items would normally cost $24 for one student at local stores.

If you are interested in supporting SA YES and our “Box of Dreams” program, you can make a donation here. We appreciate your help, and look forward to a successful new school year!

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