Service Projects

WUES has the opportunity to participate in four fun service projects this school year! These opportunities will allow students to serve our community and country in a variety of ways.

If you would like to help with any of the 2020-21 service projects or for general information, please contact VP of Service, Courtney Bucy, at serviceprojects@westupto.org.

WHAT:

WUES is sponsoring the HISD School Supply Drive via an Amazon wish list. All purchased items will ship directly to HISD administrative offices . Families need to make sure that they select HISD (it will populate as one of their address choices).  

WHERE:

Online at Amazon and at NRG for in person volunteering

WHEN:

Order online now through August 26.

 

Volunteer in person at the school supply distribution event on August 28th at NRG. Volunteers will be needed between 11am-7pm. Registration for in-person volunteers opens August 17th. Register here to volunteer.

WHY:

In an effort to help our fellow HISD elementary students prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, West University Elementary's PTO is sponsoring a virtual school supply drive. The needs are vast due to the current economic situation. Each supply below can be purchased in any quantity and it will be gratefully received and used this year. All school supplies purchased via this wish list will be distributed to HISD families during the back to school drive thru event on August 28th at NRG. Please select the HISD address that will populate in your available addresses when you check out and purchases will ship directly to HISD's administrative offices. Thank you for helping support our HISD community with our contactless school supply drive!

VP Service:

Courtney Bucy

Contact: serviceprojects@westupto.org

WHAT:

The annual favorite Souper Bowl of Caring food drive! WUES families gather canned and packaged dry goods and bring them to school throughout the week.  All donations benefit the Houston Food Bank.  There are several volunteer opportunities available for our parents.  A friendly class competition makes this a fun event for the entire school.

WHERE:

Collections will take place in each classroom and will be taken to the MPR for points and sorting daily.

WHEN:

The collection will take place the week of Monday, January 27th – Friday, January 31st.

WHY:

The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution to its network of 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Named top charity in Texas by Charity Navigator for financial performance and accountability, the Houston Food Bank provides 79 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 800,000 people each year. 

WHAT:

WUES is partnering with Undies for Everyone to help collect underwear for those in need.  Kids will learn how they can help other kids who may not have clean underwear to wear daily.

WHERE:

Collections will take place in each classroom and will be taken to the MPR/Cafeteria for sorting daily. 

WHEN:

The collection will take place the week of Monday, April 13th - Friday, April 17th.

WHY:

Undies for Everyone is a nonprofit charitable organization in Houston that provides clean, new underwear to Houston and Dallas people in need.

WHAT:

ColorCycle and the Crayon Initiative -- Throughout the year, classrooms will collect “worn out” markers and crayons and send them off to be recycled. Families are also invited to send expired markers and crayons to school for recycling, as well!

WHERE:

Collections will take place in each classroom and will be brought to the office collection box periodically.

WHEN:

WHY:

Ongoing throughout the year

Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Crayola ColorCycle helps students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers. ColorCycle is also a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore eco-friendly practices.

The Crayon Initiative organizes crayon collections that take unwanted crayons, remanufactures them, and provides them to hospitals that are caring for our kids. The Crayon Initiative supports environmental efforts by diverting crayons from the landfills.

 
 
 
 
CONTACT US

West University Elementary School PTO

info@westupto.org​

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