SchoolZone supports our community by providing supplies for students and teachers in our local schools and by providing opportunities to love and connect with families in our community.
Last year, Chase Oakers and our community came together to support local schools through SchoolZone. We helped provide school supplies for 342 children and classroom supplies for 52 teachers through our SchoolZone Store at the Chase Oaks Family Center. Chase Oakers from our Woodbridge Campus also provided 1,120 composition notebooks for students in Wylie ISD and hosted a lunch for teachers at Hartman Elementary to start their school year off the right way.
This year, we have a few opportunities to make SchoolZone happen at one of our campuses. Your generosity can make a difference in the lives of parents, students, and teachers in our community. Here are four ways SchoolZone supports our community.
1. SchoolZone provides school supplies for students in need.
SchoolZone at the Woodbridge Campus
Our Woodbridge Campus is collecting school supplies for Wylie ISD’s Back-to-School Fair. Wylie ISD’s fair invites families in need to come pick out backpacks filled with school supplies for their children at no cost. They also provide free immunizations and haircuts. Wylie ISD invites local organizations such as libraries and food pantries to attend the fair and provide free resources to the families.
To make their fair happen, Wylie ISD is in need of wide-ruled composition books, primary journals (K-Grade 2), pencil top erasers, and two-pocket folders with three-prong fasteners. You can purchase any of these supplies at Amazon!
The Woodbridge Campus will collect supplies during weekend services on July 5/7 and July 12/14. For more information, check out SchoolZone at Woodbridge.
SchoolZone at the Family Center
The Chase Oaks Family Center will host its annual SchoolZone Store where families in need can shop for school supplies at an affordable cost. The Family Center invites struggling families identified by local schools and organizations to shop at their SchoolZone Store from July 31-August 3.
At the SchoolZone Store, families will buy backpacks filled with school supplies for only $5 per child. The backpack will provide all the necessary supplies for their child’s grade level to help their child start the school year with success!
To help support SchoolZone at our Family Center, you and your family, friends, LifeGroup, or neighbors can donate backpacks and school supplies at select campuses during the weekend services on July 19-21 and July 26-28. Donations for the SchoolZone store will be collected at our Legacy Campus, En Español Campus, Sloan Creek Campus, and Richardson Campus.
2. SchoolZone provides supplies for teachers at no cost.
Aside from providing school supplies for students, the Family Center will also invite teachers from local schools to shop at the SchoolZone Store for classroom supplies at no cost. Many teachers use their personal funds to purchase supplies for their classrooms and students, so we want to love our teachers unexpectedly by providing supplies that will help them start their school year off with a smile.
This year, teachers are in need of supplies such as Expo markers, Clorox wipes, card stock, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, paper clips, post-it notes, push pins, staples, stickers, binder clips, and electric pencil sharpeners.
To support teachers at our local schools, purchase some of these supplies and drop them off at select campuses: Legacy Campus, En Español Campus, Sloan Creek Campus, and Richardson Campus. The campuses will be collecting teacher supplies during their services on the weekends of July 19-21 and July 26-28.
3. The SchoolZone Store has opportunities to serve families in our community.
SchoolZone is more than just another school supply drive. It also gives us a unique opportunity to serve, love, and connect with families in our community.
From July 31-August 3, our SchoolZone Store will be open and will be in need of team members to make it happen. There will be opportunities to serve such as stocking and organizing supplies, greeting and assisting shoppers, and helping with hospitality. Children love to be helped by other children, so you will notice that many of our slots are reserved for our youth (ages 10-17 years).
If you want to make a difference in the lives of families in our community, sign up to serve at our SchoolZone Store via the VOMO App today!
4. SchoolZone helps make Wylie ISD’s Back-to-School Fair happen.
Our Woodbridge Campus also has ways you can assist with Wylie ISD’s Back-to-School Fair. After collecting supplies, Wylie ISD and the Woodbridge Campus will need help with taking an inventory of supplies collected. There may be more opportunities! For more information about serving opportunities, contact Keri Powell at .
Support local schools this year by helping students and teachers have a successful start to their school year and by participating in SchoolZone at your local campus! We are so thankful for your generosity and willingness to make a difference in our community.