Cy-Fair nonprofits accepting, distributing school supplies for families in need

Local Boy Scout troops donate school supplies to Cypress Assistance Ministries. (Courtesy Cypress Assistance Ministries)
Local Boy Scout troops donate school supplies to Cypress Assistance Ministries. (Courtesy Cypress Assistance Ministries)

Local Boy Scout troops donate school supplies to Cypress Assistance Ministries. (Courtesy Cypress Assistance Ministries)

The start of the school year is just around the corner, and local nonprofits are accepting donated school supplies to distribute to families in financial need.

Local officials said the need for this kind of assistance is greater in 2020-21 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cypress Assistance Ministries

School supply distribution kicked off Monday, Aug. 3. Families in financial need who live in ZIP codes 77065, 77095, 77429 or 77433 are eligible to receive supplies.

Parents must bring their student's photo ID, proof of address and proof of school enrollment to CAM, 11265 Huffmeister Road, Houston, Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Supplies are being distributed from a drive-thru service through Aug. 21. For more information, call 281-955-7684.


The organization is collecting supplies for preschool through high school, including crayons, construction paper, scissors, bottled glue, glue sticks, markers, pencils, pens, erasers, pencil boxes, folders, composition books, spiral notebooks, colored and clear backpacks, wide- and college-ruled notebook paper, highlighters, pencil sharpeners, index cards and binders.

Cy-Fair Helping Hands

Registered CFHH clients that received food in July and have children enrolled in CFISD are eligible for backpacks and supplies. Drive-thru distribution is slated for Aug. 26 and 29 from 9 a.m.-noon or until all supplies are distributed, and parents must show school identification for each student.

Volunteers are needed for these events at 7520 Cherry Park Drive, Ste. B, Houston, and the organization is also collecting donations through Aug. 18. For more information, call 281-858-1222.

CFHH is collecting various items, including backpacks, hand sanitizer, crayons, colored pencils, pencils, pencil grips, pencil pouches, pencil sharpeners, pens, markers, glue sticks, bottled glue, construction paper, folders, wide-ruled notebook paper, index cards, highlighters, binders, composition books, tab dividers, rulers, erasers and spiral notebooks.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.