Entergy Texas and United Way of Greater Houston donated 30,000 pounds of school supplies to all six school districts in Montgomery County this fall.

Two-minute impact

According to a news release Oct. 19, the donation will help teachers, who often pay out-of-pocket for supplies their students need.
  • Supplies included pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons, scissors and rulers.
  • School supplies will be distributed to Conroe, New Caney, Magnolia, Montgomery, Splendora and Willis ISDs.
  • The 30,000 pounds of supplies are worth $165,000.
  • The donation is enough to help 50,000 students.
According to the most recent data from United Way ALICE—which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed—24% of individuals and families in Montgomery County struggle to afford basic monthly necessities. A 2023 Deloitte study also found the U.S. average back-to-school spending is $596 per child, including school supplies, clothes and required technology.

What they're saying

According to the release, Entergy Texas and United Way volunteers helped sort and pack supplies Oct. 18 before hand-delivering the materials to classrooms in Montgomery County. All six school districts will receive supplies before the end of October, and each district will determine how to best distribute the supplies throughout the year.

“Back-to-school needs can be costly, especially when many families in our communities are already facing financial challenges,” said Eliecer Viamontes, president and CEO of Entergy Texas, in the release. “By partnering with United Way of Greater Houston, we’re able to ease the burden of school supply shopping for teachers, students and families, providing the foundation for a strong education and a brighter future.”

Amanda McMillian, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston, said in the release that partnering with Entergy Texas for this project illustrates United Way's mission to connect people.

“Education creates possibility, so whether it’s after-school programs or school supplies, we want to help young people succeed,” she said in the release.