About The School Supply Project
History of the School Supply Project
The School Supply Project was organized in February of 1986 to provide supplies for students whose parents cannot afford to buy them. In 2010 we provided supplies for more than 3000 students in all grades throughout the Plano Independent School District (PISD).
The School Supply Project is committed to the belief that a positive self-image is essential to the learning experience of the well educated child. To enhance that self-image, we provide school supplies to disadvantaged students in PISD. Through contributions of money and donations-in-kind from individuals and our partners we distribute these supplies to children identified as "In need" by the Assistance Center of Collin County (ACCC) and educational professionals.
How Are Recipients Identified?
Families may request supplies through the ACCC. The ACCC verifies residency and income qualifications. School personnel may also request supplies on behalf of students who need help.
What Supplies Are Included In The Bag?
Bag contents varies by grade level. A complete list of contents is available on the at http://pisd.edu/parents/supplies/index.shtml. If you would like to donate filled backpacks rather than miscellaneous supplies, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do The Students Receive The Supplies?
Packed backpacks are delivered to the ACCC where they are distributed to the students.
How Is The Project Funded?
Donations of money and supplies are provided by individuals and our partner and sponsor organizations. Over 95% of donations go to purchase supplies. Click here to learn more.