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EPISD Proud: Schools sponsor toy, food drives to benefit region

EPISD Proud

 

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Dec. 4, 2019) — The season of giving is upon us and the students and staff of the District are embracing the EPISD Proud Spirit by organizing a myriad of drives to benefit an array of groups in our community.

“EPISD Proud is a mantra that helps us showcase the best we have to offer as members of the EPISD Family,” said Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera. “During the holidays, our students and teachers step up to the task of helping our community. We all should be proud of the work they do and the difference they’re making.”

Below is a list of drives being organized by EPISD campuses. The list will change as new drives are organized. 

To help, please call the school and inquire how you can drop off donations.

  • MacArthur Intermediate
    • Motorcycle Toy Run on Dec. 6
    • Meal bins (ongoing)
    • Blanket drive to benefit the Animal Rescue League (ongoing)
    • PJ drive (ongoing)
  • Western Hills Elementary
    • Toy drive to benefit Child Crisis Center and Salvation Army, Dec. 4-18.
    • B-Warm blanket drive (ongoing)
  • Guerrero Elementary School
    • Sock drive to benefit Franklin High School efforts (ongoing)
    • Toy Drive to benefit Motorcycle Coalition (ongoing)
  • Brown Middle School
    • Pet supply drive to benefit Animal Rescue League (ongoing)
  • Zach White Elementary
    • Giving Tree (ongoing)
  • El Paso High School
    • FCCLA Toy Drive on Dec. 18.
    • Ronald McDonald House Do Good December Holiday Drive
    • Toy Drive benefiting students at Paul Moreno Elementary on Dec. 12
    • StuCo Christmas Tree Decorating and Toy Drive on Dec. 6.
    • Volleyball toy drive benefiting Andrews Toy Bo at Children’s Hospital (ongoing).
    • Girls Basketball food and blanket drive benefiting El Paso homeless shelters (ongoing)
    • StuCo gift-card drive benefiting homeless students on Dec. 11.
    • Tennis Team toy drive benefiting children in Juárez (ongoing)
    • FCCLA toiletry drive benefiting Annunciation House on Dec. 16.
  • Chapin High School
    • JROTC canned food drive (ongoing)
    • StuCo gifts for senior citizens (ongoing)
  • Herrera Elementary School
    • Canned food drive on Dec. 2-13.
  • Burges High School
    • Honoring Elders Drive through Dec. 13.
  • Mesita Elementary
    • Clothes, canned food and toiletries drive through Dec. 13.
  • Canyon Hills Middle
    • Coat drive (ongoing)
    • Giving Tree (ongoing)
  • Lincoln Middle
    • B Warm blanket drive (ongoing)
  • Tippin Elementary
    • B Warm blanket drive (ongoing)
    • Canned food drive through Dec. 19
  • Coronado and Franklin high schools
    • Annual Holiday Blessings Drive provides box of gifts and clothing to benefited school on Dec. 11. This year, the school is Travis Elementary.
  • Transmountain Early College
    • Clothes and jacket drive through Dec. 5.
    • Shoe drive (ongoing)
    • Toy drive through Dec. 11
  • Andress High School
    • Students will do Christmas caroling in the neighborhood in exchange for canned food on Dec. 11
    • Toiletry drive for military veterans drive through Dec. 6.
  • Cielo Vista Elementary 
    • Toy drive benefiting the Chihuahuita Community through Dec. 6.
Story by Victoria Castillo and Gustavo Reveles