Alice Wimberly, a student services volunteer, delivers a turkey donated by Sylvan Learning Center and a grocery store gift card to a family in need. More than $2,300 was raised allowing approximately 60 families to receive a grocery store gift card.
Dec. 5, 2023—Throughout the month of November, several CFISD departments celebrated the season of giving by collecting, providing and donating Thanksgiving-related items to students and families in need.
The student services department and members of the Families in Transition (FIT) program carried out its annual tradition of working with various district departments, community partners and donors to provide gift cards to students and families who qualify as homeless. Several CFISD departments raised a combined $1,135 through the annual Fall Into Caring campaign, Sylvan Learning Center donated five turkeys, H-E-B donated $1,000 in gift cards and Girl Scouts of America Troop 109058 donated $250 in gift cards allowing approximately 60 families to receive gift cards to help purchase Thanksgiving meal-related items.
Sharon Bey, Families in Transition counselor, poses with gift cards that were delivered to families and students who qualify as homeless to help buy Thanksgiving meals.
“The annual Thanksgiving campaign sponsored by student services’ FIT program had an incredible response and we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming generosity,” said Bobbie Jones, CFISD homeless liaison. “The support made a profound difference in the lives of our students and families experiencing homelessness.”