D.E.S.K. Donates Over $59,000 for School Supplies
August 7, 2017
The D.E.S.K. organization, now in its thirteenth year, has presented SAISD with funds for the 2017-2018 school year in the amount of $59,039.66.
D.E.S.K., which stands for Donate Educational Supplies to Kids, was founded in 2004 by local resident Eric Wilson, who saw the need to assist SAISD students in obtaining school supplies. Since then, the organization has raised funds in excess of $596,000 for the purpose of meeting the needs of those in the school district who are unable to purchase supplies for the school year.
Each campus in the district receives a percentage of the total amount of money raised based on the number of students who receive assistance through the free and reduced meal program. At the annual D.E.S.K. check presentation August 4, campus administrators were given their funds so that supplies may be purchased before the school year begins.
D.E.S.K. is comprised of a group of local businesses who volunteer in fundraising efforts. Business sponsors include McDonalds, 1st Community Federal Credit Union, Townsquare Media, San Angelo Standard Times, KLST, Dr. Pepper, Sam's Club, and CHS Key Club.
San Angelo ISD extends sincere appreciation to the D.E.S.K. Board for their dedication, year after year, in making a difference for our students.