AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 4, 2019) – Austin YES visited all Del Valle Independent School District elementary schools on Thursday, August 29 to distribute free school supply kits to all Kinder through Fifth Grade students. Austin YES is a nonprofit organization providing Title 1 elementary school students, kindergarten through fifth grade, with the school supplies they need to start the school year off right as part of the Back to Basics Project.

“We were thrilled to come back to Del Valle ISD this year and received a warm welcome from students, faculty and staff,” said Austin YES Executive Director, Danielle Gunter. “This is our favorite time of the year as we get to personally meet the students and help them start the year off confident and prepared.”

“We are grateful to work with an organization that values education and gives back to the community,” said Del Valle Director of Community Relations and Education Partners, Christopher Weddle. “The students have been looking forward to this day and are eager to start using their new supplies.”

In total, Austin YES donated 5,000 school supply kits to Del Valle ISD this year. Each student received a kit that included colored pencils, crayons, notebook paper, erasers, glue, folders, pencils, a ruler, ballpoint pens and a box of tissues.