Northwest Assistance Ministries Kicks Off Back-to-School Drive

School may just be ending, but Northwest Assistance Ministries is already preparing to help students head back to class in the fall. Every year, NAM hosts a back-to-school drive to purchase supplies for local children in need.

The drive benefits students in kindergarten through 12th grade, who attend school in Spring and Klein ISD’s as well as portions of Aldine and Cy-Fair. Last year more than 2,300 students received supplies from NAM.

“Part of the fun of a new school year is that fresh box of crayons, or brand new folders just waiting to be filled with creative ideas,” said Carole Little, President and CEO of NAM. “We want every student to be enthusiastic about school and have the tools to succeed. When children and teens are excited about learning, it can only mean good things for their life.”

A gift of $230 will provide school supplies for 10 children. NAM purchases supplies in bulk, pre-packaged by grade level, so the cost is greatly reduced and your donation goes further.

To show your support of local students with an online donation to the Back to School drive, please visit http://www.namonline.org.and select “Special Projects.” You may also mail your contribution to Northwest Assistance Ministries, 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, TX 77090.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education, safety, and financial education. In fiscal year 2011-2012, NAM touched the lives of nearly 130,000 people through its many programs and services.

For more information please call (281) 885-4555 or visit www.namonline.org.