Back to School Drive
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Back to School Project 2019

This August, we’ll distribute new backpacks and school supplies to the children receiving services at the Houston Area Women’s Center. These are children who have experienced sexual abuse and exploitation, domestic violence and/or were witnesses to such crimes. Last year we distributed nearly 1,100 new backpacks and school supplies, thanks to our supporters.


We hope to help our youngest clients feel good about themselves by sending them back to school with new backpacks and appropriate supplies, just like all the other kids. Volunteers will create supply bags for each grade and the children will have the opportunity to choose their backpacks. Parents will receive a packet of useful community resources and information.


Every year, the Back-to-School Project is made possible thanks to our supporters who collect loads of supplies and backpacks, our wonderful volunteers who spend countless hours sorting and packing the supplies, and our dedicated Back-to-School committee and staff who help coordinate the project. 

Here’s how can you help:

Download our Back to School Toolkit

Visit the Amazon Wish List 



Monetary donations of any amount to purchase backpacks and school supplies. Donate using the form below.  If available, use your company match!


Donations are needed by Tuesday, August 2, 2019.

The Puzzle Party will be taking place from 10 am – 2 pm, so be sure to stop by for refreshments to celebrate our donors! Check our Facebook page after to see the photo booth pictures!

For more information about donations, please contact Pam Hobbs at 713-528-6798, ext. 2255 or




Click HERE to Volunteer


  • Help unload donations August 2 from 10am-2pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Help inventory supplies and sort backpacks on August 3 from 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm
  • Organizations that coordinate a drive will receive priority  to volunteer for backpack and supply distribution on  August 10 and 11
  • Inventory on August 17 from 9am-noon and store inventory from 1pm-3pm
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