Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) has begun their summer school supply drive, aiming to collect basic school supplies for in-need K-12 students in the Humble area.
Last year, the organization was able to provide 1,747 area students with school supplies such as backpacks, pens, pencils, binders and notebooks.
Millie Garrison, executive director of HAAM, said that the organization is able to provide supplies for an average of 1,500 students each year.
“We will collect as many supplies as we can and we will provide for as many we can,” said Garrison. “Each year, any overflow school supplies we give directly to the schools after school starts.”
HAAM has begun the school supply drive in conjunction with a new project they are doing called Sneakerdoodles. Sneakerdoodles is a shoe drive which is also for area students, showing HAAM’s commitment to helping students in the local area.
Any of the following supplies may be donated to HAAM’s drive: backpacks, wide-ruled paper, colored pencils, pocket folders, construction paper, Manila paper, 2-inch binders, dividers, black, blue, or red pens, spiral notebooks, rulers, highlighters, pencils and markers.
School supply donations may be dropped off in three places: HAAM Social Services at 1302 First Street in Humble, the HAAM Resale Store at 1204 First Street in Humble, or the Black Cat Junction at 22310 Loop 494 in Kingwood.
The deadline to donate supplies to the drive is Aug. 4.
For more information about HAAM and their back-to-school drives, visit their website at haamministries.org.
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