BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive Underway

Donate school supplies at any BEC office and help us ensure children in the BEC service area are prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom. BEC will be accepting donations through Friday, August 17.
“We are asking BEC members to help make going back to school less stressful for our children, their parents and teachers by donating to the BEC Powering Education School Supplies Drive. Members may drop off new school supplies, backpacks or monetary donations at our offices in Bandera, Boerne, Comfort or Leakey,” Lauren Murley, BEC Marketing Specialist, said.
All donations will stay in the community in which were donated. If someone drops off a donation at the Leakey office, the supplies will go to students in the Leakey area.
According to the U.S. Census, there are more than 8,000 children living in poverty in the seven-county BEC service area.
“Cooperatives operate on a set of principles. Those principles include ‘Education, training and information’ and ‘Concern for community.’ Our commitment to our members and the community, especially our young members, is a top priority,” Murley said.
BEC’s other youth programs include awarding 10, $2,500 scholarships and sponsoring deserving students on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the Government-in-Action Youth Tour.
Drop-off locations:
  • 3172 Highway 16 North, Bandera, Texas, 78003, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 2 Spencer Road, Suite 103, Boerne, Texas, 78006, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m.
  • 739 Front Street, Comfort, Texas, 78013, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 485 West Ranch Road 337, Leakey, Texas, 78873, Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Suggested donations:
  • Blue or black pens
  • #2 pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencil cases
  • Colored markers
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Backpacks
  • Rulers
  • Protractors
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pocket folders
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Composition notebooks
  • 3-ring 2” binders
  • Lined paper
  • Copy paper
  • Construction paper
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Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018