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School Tools

Our School Tools program provides school supplies to 52 elementary schools in 16 South Texas school districts that have 95% of students from low-income households.  Our free store allows teachers at those schools to access the supplies once a month during the school year.  The teachers in turn distribute the supplies to the children whose families cannot provide them.  This program helps keep low-income children motivated in the learning environment and excited about classroom activities.  Not having adequate supplies can embarrass children and set them on a course of a dislike of school.  Our goal is to ensure these children have the tools they need to succeed early  the educational process.

Impact:  1,300 Teachers enrolled providing supplies for 32,500 students!


Fill the Bus

August 14, 2014


Drop of for new school supplies now until August 14 event!

1300 E. Jackson
McAllen, Texas 78503
(956) 664-1994

Vitamin Shack Pharr
1101 N Cage Blvd
Pharr, Texas 78577
(956) 781-0650g

Vitamin Shack McAllen
100 W Nolana Ave
McAllen, TX
(956) 683-0650

Vitamin Shack Edinburg
1603 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 292-0808

Vitamin Shack Pharr
1201 S Jackson Rd
Pharr, TX
(956) 668-0650

Furr’s Family Dining
901 W Expy 83, McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 687-9571

Dog Gone It
814 N Alamo Rd.
Alamo, TX 78516
(956) 781-3647

Hammond Vision
505 S Broadway St, McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 682-2141


2013-14 Calendar for Approved Teachers


For more information, please contact Erica Lechuga at (956) 904-4506 or


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