“Stuff the Bus” Drive successfully collects School Supplies for Local Students
Guaranty Bank & Trust joined the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce as drop-off location for school supplies at their bank locations Conroe and Willis from July 15 through August 12, 2019. Through the “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive, Guaranty Bank & Trust collected school supplies for some of our most underserved schools in our area.
Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce shared, “Of all Willis ISD students, 60% are on free/reduced-cost meals, with many students struggling to meet basic needs. They have 4 out of 5 elementary schools that are Title I. Conroe ISD is 37% economically disadvantaged and 23 of their 43 elementary and intermediate schools are Title I. Despite some federal funding, children and teachers in both of these districts are still in need of our help.”
In response to the need of local districts, the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce held its first school supply drive with “Stuff the Bus” in partnership with local businesses for the Conroe/Caney Creek feeder zones in Conroe ISD and Willis ISD. The drive will be spearheaded by the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Guaranty Bank & Trust.
The drive culminated with the stuffed buses meeting at the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce on the evening of August 12, 2019.
Natalie Saikowski Goertz, Senior Vice President of Guaranty Bank & Trust – Conroe, TX, shared, “Guaranty Bank & Trust was honored to be the presenting sponsor for the Conroe/Lake Conroe Inaugural Stuff the Bus event, which was a huge success! Both Conroe ISD and Willis ISD were most grateful for everyone’s efforts. There is a long list of Title 1 schools in our area who receive federal funds because they have a large concentration of low-income students. Our efforts helped to bridge this gap in our community and we let these kids know that they count too!”
Learn more about Guaranty Bank & Trust located at 244 South Loop 336 W, Conroe, TX, 77304 at https://bit.ly/GntyConroe