School Supplies to Benefit Low-Income Families

Back to School2Students across the county will soon prepare to go back to school. They’ll need both school supplies and new clothes. This can be a difficult time for parents who are already struggling to keep food on the table, pay their housing, and allow for higher utility bills.

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance (MCEA) is offering help for these families, and is soliciting help from the community for back-to-school supplies.

Montgomery County United Way has provided area school counselors with vouchers redeemable at MCEA to help pre-qualified parents with school supplies and clothing. With demand so high for this service, community support is critical to the success of the project. Drop off locations that will receive school supplies for MCEA:

  • MCEA Unique Resale-1717 N. Frazier, Conroe
  • Keller Williams Realty-2200 N FM 3083, Conroe
  • Plato’s Closet-17937 I-45 S. Shenandoah (Sam Moon Center)
  • Woodlandsonline Office-33300 Egypt Lane. #B500. Magnolia
  • New Caney Fire Department- 19870 FM 1485 West, New Caney
  • Splendora Fire Department-14088 Hwy 59 N. Splendora
  • The Woodlands Children’s Museum-4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, #280, The Woodlands
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 Judge Wayne Mack,at 300 S. Danville in Willis, and 19380 Hwy 105 W, #507 in Montgomery

Back-to-school items will be redeemed the weeks of August 11-29.

Much needed items include:

Binders (1”)
Colored/Map Pencils
Composition Notebooks
Construction Paper (assorted colors 9×12, 12×18)
Copy Paper (500 sheet ream)
Crayons
Dividers
Dry Erase Markers
Ear Buds for Laptops
Erasers (pink)
Folders
Glue Sticks
Graph paper
Highlighters (yellow)
Manila Drawing paper (9×12)
Markers (washable)
Notebook paper (wide ruled, loose leaf)
Notebooks (spiral, assorted colors)
Pencil Pouch
Pencils (#2 lead)
Pens (Black, Blue, Red)
Pocket Folders (with brads)
Ruled index cards
rulers
Rulers
School Glue (4+ oz. bottle)
Scissors (round tip & pointed)
Storage Bags (quart, gallon size)
Watercolors (8 colors)
Yellow highlighters

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance is a not-for-profit agency serving the community since 1981.This fall MCEA will introduce a program to move clients into self-sufficiency by offering education, financial independence, health/wellness and an individual service plan through key collaborations in the community. The agency is excited to be able to partner with the community in offering real-life solutions. MCEA is a funded partner of Montgomery County United Way.