August was a busy and fun-filled month at the TEXAS YES Project! We started off by volunteering and raising funds to support Texas Title 1 elementary students in San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, and Austin. We coordinated more than 350 volunteers, and increased awareness to help raise money for the Drive Away For Education Raffle, at The Superhero Car Show and Comic Con which attracted over 30,000 guests! This event was a great way for the San Antonio community to learn about the impact that TEXAS YES has made in promoting educational equality for the youth in Texas Title 1 elementary schools.
A special thank you to all volunteers that came out to support TEXAS YES and helped us support this legendary event!
Shortly after the Superhero Car Show and Comic Con, TEXAS YES announced the grand prize Drive Away For Education Raffle winners on live television! Our lucky raffle winners received a $4,000 shopping spree for second place and a $2,500 gas gift card for third place. We are extremely grateful to our sponsor, Ancira Auto Group for generously donating a 2022 Ford F-150 XLT truck to our grand prize winner, valued at $45,000! This year, we were able to raise $386,135 which will benefit 144 Texas Title 1 elementary schools. We are extremely grateful to everyone who participated in this year’s raffle and helped support our mission.
Our Box of Dreams distribution brought smiles and school supplies to Texas title 1 elementary students in the month of August. TEXAS YES staff members, dedicated volunteers, Board members, and sponsors personally distributed 78,000 free school supply kits to 144 schools in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Austin. This was our first year to expand the Box of Dreams program to the Dallas-Fort Worth community and it was a great success! To date, we have donated 500,000 school supply kits making us the largest distributor of supplies to elementary students.
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