School Supply/Backpack Donation Drive - Saturday, August 10, 2019
The Weatherford ISD Education Foundation and the Jerry Durant Auto Group are teaming up for the 15th consecutive year to host a school supply and backpack drive for WISD students. The drive supports the Education Foundation’s School Supply Closet and will take place on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jerry's Buick GMC. The event features free hot dogs and soft drinks courtesy of Wallace Insurance Agency and a live remote broadcast by 99.5 The Wolf.
The Foundation’s School Supply Closet provided backpacks and supplies to over 1,200 students annually since 2003.
Businesses, community organizations, or individuals are invited to drop off school supplies at Jerry’s GMC on August 4 or to the Weatherford ISD District Services Building located at 1100 Longhorn Drive. Monetary donations are also accepted.
For more information about the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation’s School Supply Closet, please contact Charlotte LaGrone at 817-598-2956.
The first day of school sets the tone for a student's entire school year. It's a day of introductions, finding your way around, learning classroom structure, and it's a day of brand new school supplies. Remember how fun it was to go to the store and buy school supplies, a lunch box, and a backpack? Remember the smell of a new box of crayons?
We want every child to experience the excitement of the first day of school and to have a great beginning to the school year. The Weatherford ISD Education Foundation provides over 1,200 students with school supplies each year because we don't ever want a child to enter school on the first day without the supplies they need and a backpack.
This program also supports teachers who no longer have to use their personal funds to provide supplies for students in their classroom. The Foundation's School Supply Closet is available throughout the year to any family or teacher who might need supplies for a child in need. Over 15,000 children have benefited from the School Supply Closet since the program's inception during the 2003-2004 school year.
Weatherford ISD parents needing school supplies for their children should contact their child's campus main office for assistance.
For more information, please contact the WISD Education Foundation Office at 817-598-2956 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .