Donated supplied will be distributed at an event Aug. 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
In partnership with nonprofit Backpack Friends and software company UniteUs, Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 is collecting backpacks and school supplies for Pflugerville students in need.
TCESD 2 will accept donations through Aug. 8. Those interested in donating can drop backpacks and school supplies off at any of the five ESD 2 fire stations.
Donated supplies will be distributed at Backpack Friends' Back to School Bash event Aug. 12. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rock Gym, located at 700 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville.
To qualify to receive supplies, students must be currently enrolled in a Pflugerville ISD school and qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Carson became the reporter for the Pflugerville-Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021. Before joining CI, Carson studied journalism at Texas State University, where he covered San Marcos as a reporter for Texas State's student newspaper, The University Star.