Students across the JCPS District are helping people in Houston who’ve been ravaged by the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. On Friday, September 1, JCPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio hosted his regular news briefing at Fern Creek Elementary to highlight the relief efforts spearheaded by JCPS teachers, parents, and students. Students across the district have helped raise money for the American Red Cross, and many are conducting fundraisers and collecting water for Houston residents.
Fifty Houston Independent School District (HISD) schools have been damaged by the floods, and another 50 schools are serving as shelters. The superintendent of HISD has asked other districts to help donate clothing and school supplies. Dr. Pollio put out the word to principals, and they came through by donating hundreds of shirts from their schools and boxes of school supplies.
HISD continues to have an immediate need for children's clothing of all sizes (clean and in reasonably good repair), school uniforms, and school supplies. If you’d like to help HISD students and families, see the information below.
All clothes and school supplies should be sent immediately to:
Houston, TX 77092
You can also help the Houston schools by making a donation to the HISD Foundation.