Cy-Fair ISD business partners are working together to ensure a positive start to the 2012-2013 school year for district students.
Northwest Dodge general manager Jim Hatfield, whose 31 employees have volunteered to mentor students at Cypress Creek High School, also donated $1,200 for Cypress Creek to purchase backpacks for economically disadvantaged students living in the area.
Meanwhile, Office Depot – Willowbrook store manager Terry Zimmer provided a 30-percent discount on each backpack purchased and donated 15 free backpacks for the effort.
Additionally, Luigi’s Ristorante and Pizzeria donated 10 free pizzas and provided a discount on an additional 10 pizzas as social workers and staff members at Cypress Creek High School and Campbell and Bleyl middle schools delivered the backpacks to students at the Wellington and Idlewilde apartment complexes prior to the start of school.
“We have been blessed with an amazing business community willing to support our campus efforts,” says Cypress Creek academic achievement specialist Debbie Martin. “Jim and Terry have been very generous to our campus over the past few years. Both of them have donated their time, money and school supplies. They have really helped our at-risk students participate in the business of school.”
Cypress Creek High School STEM assistant principal, associate principal Maggie Wiley
and AIM academy assistant principal Carl Blaze were among the Cypress Creek and Bleyl
staff members who distributed backpacks donated by Office Depot – Willowbrook.