Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation Donates $8,000 to AISD Back To School Backpack Bash
AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) Foundation recently donated $8,000 to Austin ISD (AISD) to provide school supplies for more than 17,000 of the district’s most vulnerable students. As part of the ABoR Foundation’s Give Back Program, and as a testament to its commitment to both education and disaster relief, this donation will help provide backpacks filled with school supplies for 40% of AISD students qualifying for the free school lunches program.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted school districts across the state including Austin ISD," Romeo Manzanilla, ABoR president, said. "Now more than ever, AISD is in need of community support to help students and their families navigate this unfamiliar school year. As an AISD Strategic Partner, ABoR took quick action through our Foundation to help ensure that students most in need are set up for success during this time.”
The 2020 AISD Back to School Bash, originally scheduled for August 15 at the Palmer Events Center, was canceled and modified into a district-wide Back to School Backpack Bash. The backpacks, filled with spiral notebooks, pencils and pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, colored ink pens, family resources and more, will be provided to AISD elementary, middle, and high schools for distribution to the students who need supplies most.
“The ABoR Foundation is proud to support Austin ISD in getting students ready to safely learn as schools, teachers, parents and students adapt during these challenging times,” Carrie Weikert, Chair of the ABoR Foundation, said. “ABoR has a long history of partnering with AISD and we are excited to be part of this year’s Backpack Bash. We are committed to education and supporting our students.”
The ABoR Foundation is one of many community partners supporting the drive, including the Austin Ed Fund, Office Depot, Capital Metro, Cross Texas Transmission and many more. For additional information on sponsors and partners, please visit the AISD Back to School Bash Virtual Backpack website.
The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the needs of Austin REALTORS® and consumers for more than 90 years. ABoR provides technology, education and advocacy for more than 13,000 members, as well as monthly housing market reports for Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop and Caldwell counties. ABoR’s market reports include the most accurate multiple listing service (MLS) findings for the Austin area. For more information, contact the ABoR public relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-454-7636. For the latest local housing market listings, visit AustinHomeSearch.com.
The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) Foundation connects the philanthropic passion of Central Texas REALTORS® to worthy local causes related to housing, education and disaster relief. As a mechanism for real estate professionals to donate their time, talent and resources to charitable outlets, the ABoR Foundation helps impact, sustain and support the Austin-area community. For more information, please visit www.ABoR.com/Foundation.