Seniors deliver donated school supplies to Missouri City students
Residents from Colonial Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care Center in Sugar Land recently delivered boxes of donated school supplies to the Williams Schools, a K-12 private school in Missouri City.
The donated supplies included pens and pencils, crayons, notebooks, binders, glue sticks and other essentials.
“Our students will put these supplies to good use,” director Lisa Williams said. “We really appreciate the donations. Since we are a private school, we don’t receive any funding from the state and are always grateful for support from the community.”
Williams founded the not-for-profit school in 2004 to offer a positive learning environment for students with dyslexia and other learning challenges. Classes are held for the school’s 21 students in a learning annex located in the First United Methodist Church in Missouri City.
Kim Hinojosa, community relations director at Colonial Oaks at First Colony, said residents began collecting donations of school supplies last July.
“One of our most popular fundraisers happened when our residents hosted a special bingo party and invited their family members to attend,” Hinojosa said. “It was an extremely successful event. Bingo cards were purchased with school supplies and we were able to gather hundreds of dollars in donations for the school.”
Hinojosa and a group of residents visited students and dropped off the donated supplies on Friday, Sept. 14.
“Our residents lovedcoming to the school with the supplies and interacting with the students,” Hinojosa said. “Just because they’re older doesn’t mean they can’t give back to the community.”
Colonial Oaks is located at 13825 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land.
For more information about the Williams School, visit www.the-williams-school.org