Children in Bandera, Boerne, Comfort and Leakey will be better prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom thanks to the overwhelming generosity of BEC members and employees giving to the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive. A total of $8,970 and bags of sundry school supplies and backpacks were collected at the four BEC offices.
Bandera Independent School District received $2,785. Boerne ISD and Comfort ISD were each awarded $2,000 and Leakey ISD got $2,185. All donations given at the different BEC office locations stayed in the respective school districts.
School administrators said the money will go toward purchasing additional supplies and/or software.
BEC has the distinction of being one of the first businesses to participate in the recently launched Boerne ISD Partnership Program (BIPP) which allows different levels of connecting to the district’s students, parents and employees while supporting the district. All proceeds benefit the district directly.
The donation drive is one of BEC’s ongoing community outreach initiatives aimed at improving the lives of members within our service territory.
This initiative directly aligns with a set of principals in which cooperatives operate. Those principles include “Education, training and information” and “Concern for community.”