Over 53 Businesses Volunteer with Best Buddies Program in Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair, TX (September 5, 2013) - The seventh annual CFISD Bus Buddies program generated a total of 351 community volunteers who assisted new district bus riders and drivers during the first week of the 2013-2014 school year.

The Bus Buddies rode CFISD school buses from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. for the first three days of school, Aug. 26-28, to ensure students were safely transported to their proper drop-off points.

Bus Buddy Sharon Davis checks the nametag of a Horne Elementary School student as she boards the bus during the first week of school.

Bus Buddy Sharon Davis checks the nametag of a Horne Elementary School student as she boards the bus during the first week of school.

A total of 53 businesses and organizations participated in the program, serving the district’s elementary school campuses:

Amegy   Bank Heritage   Presbyterian Church Towne Lake
Anabel’s   Hairstyles Hewlett   Packard
AXA   Advisors Hosanna   Church
Crowne   Plaza Northwest – Brookhollow Houston   Police Department
Calvary   Community Church IDS   Engineering Group
Cruise   Planners It’Z
CFISD Kroger
Community   Impact Newsletter Lakewood   United Methodist Church
Copperfield   Church Liberty   Mutual
Crossbridge   Christian Church Lone Star   College – CyFair
Chase   Bank Mathnasium   of Cy-Fair, Copperfield and Lakewood
CU   Alliance, LLC Mercy   Ships
Cy-Fair   AFT Misfit   Design Group
Cy-Fair   Federal Credit Union My   Source Energy, LLC
Cy-Fair   Houston Chamber of Commerce Northwest   Cypress Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Cy-Fair   Retired Teachers Association PBK
Cypress   Bible Church Periscope   Business Solutions
Cypress   Family Fellowship Reach   Unlimited
Cypress   United Methodist Church Steak   ‘n Shake
David   Everest – State Farm Insurance The   Backyard Grill
Energy   Capital Credit Union The   Jack Overfield Company
Faith   Assembly Church of God Towne   Lake – a Caldwell Company
Foundry   United Methodist Church VIPS   Executive Board
Goode   Company Wells   Fargo Bank
H-E-B   Cypress Market West   Houston Church of Christ
H-E-B   Fairfield Woodforest   National Bank
H-E-B   Jones Road


The Bus Buddies program is an annual partnership between CFISD’s Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) and the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce.

“While the Bus Buddies program is a personal passion of mine, the Chamber is committed to making this bigger and bigger every year,” said Leslie Martone, Cy-Fair Chamber president, who served as a Bus Buddy at Andre’ Elementary School. “We are always proud to partner with the district for Bus Buddies. I think it’s a great way for businesses to give back to the schools, and our businesses proved with their participation this year that they are committed to Cy-Fair education.”