Daily from 07/19/2020 to 08/16/2020
MAM has launched its annual Back to School program to provide neighborhood children with new school uniforms. Families living in poverty in our community - in Spring Branch ISD, just north of I-10 - have a hard time paying the bills and feeding their children. Additional costs for back to school means they could fall behind on rent or bills. This year will be even harder as parents have lost jobs due to COVID-19 and finances are tighter than ever before. Please consider sponsoring a child today!
It’s Easy to Give:
• Pick up a pre-addressed envelope at MDPC from the tables by the Front Office. Mail your check made out to “Memorial Assistance Ministries.”
• OR donate online at give.mdpc.org (or click the button below) and select "MAM Back to School" as the Designation.
• You can give any amount! $50 provides new school clothes for 1 child.
Back to School When?
Some of you have asked how the changing developments on returning to school will impact MAM’s Back to School campaign. MAM carefully counseled with all stakeholders and decided that the BTS campaign should continue as it has before. Both Communities in Schools and SBISD estimate the needs will be greater than ever this year, regardless of when classes resume, since so many families are experiencing layoffs and furloughs and future evictions due to COVID.
Last year, MAM helped a total of 4,723 children with new school uniforms and shoes. Below are the school districts that are included in MAM’s zip code area and a MAM Zip Code map showing the allocation of 2019 vouchers among the Spring Branch, Houston, Aldine, and CyFair school districts. MAM partners with Communities in Schools to allocate available resources to the families where CIS and the school districts identify the greatest need.
And finally, if SBISD determines there are other ways besides clothing vouchers to help these kids get a good start to the school year, MAM is committed to working with the district to put the funds where they are needed most.