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SAISD Foundation to hold drive to collect luggage and dorm room supplies for first-generation college students

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SAISD Foundation to hold drive to collect luggage and dorm room supplies for first-generation college students 
150 first-generation college students will receive dorm-life essentials to set them up for success in their first year away from home
July 14 (Thurs), Noon to 6 p.m.

Alamo Convocation Center parking lot, 110 Tuleta Drive, 78212

The San Antonio ISD (SAISD) Foundation, in collaboration with Gamez Law, will host a Luggage and Dorm Room Supplies drive to support up to 150 of SAISD’s newest alumni. Interested community members are asked to donate new or gently used luggage and new dorm room essentials. 
“Our hope is that our college students will know that their community is behind them. As first-generation college students, supporting their post-secondary journey is especially meaningful,” said Carrie Smith, SAISD Foundation’s alumni and community engagement manager.  

New or gently used luggage or travel bags will be accepted. Donated items may also include bedding (XL twin) and towels, pillows (new only) and blankets, pop-up laundry hampers or bags, detergent, and shower caddies. 

“These are essentials that every young adult needs to live away from home, in a dorm, for the first time,” said Smith. “These items will help set students up for success in their first year of college whether in town, in Texas, or across the country. We will send our students off next week with the gear they need for school.” 

In addition to luggage and supplies, monetary donations are being accepted. The SAISD Foundation will purchase the needed items on a donor’s behalf. Donors may drop off monetary donations during the supply drive at the Alamo Convocation Center or donate online at by putting “Dorm Room Drive” in the comment section. 

A gift of $50 will fully support one student with a bed in a bag, a set of bath towels, a pop-up laundry hamper, detergent, and a shower caddy. 

Distribution of the items to SAISD’s college-bound students will take place at an in-person send-off on July 21, also at Alamo Convocation Center.

About the SAISD Foundation 
As a 501 (c) 3 public charity, the SAISD Foundation motivates the community to invest in teacher and student success, and in doing so, invests approximately $4 million dollars a year in classrooms, schools and district programs.

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