Help us Fill the Backpack!
Many of our communities along the Texas Gulf Coast face unprecedented damage from Hurricane Harvey. As we look forward to the days, weeks and months ahead, families will begin the process of rebuilding their homes, returning to work, and our students will head back to school.
The 500,000 members of Texas PTA stand ready to help recover, rebuild, and renew our commitment to making every child’s potential a reality - even when the challenges may seem great.
Texas PTA will be working closely with school districts to provide the important supplies for students and teachers to be ready to learn on the first day in the classroom. To allow us to be responsive to the specific needs of each community, Texas PTA is coordinating efforts for monetary donations.
There are multiple ways you can help us Fill the Backpack:
Click Here to Join Lone Star Statewide PTA*
Through September 30, Lone Star Statewide PTA has dedicated 100% of local proceeds to assist with the relief effort. This commitment of less than $20 will help provide both supplies and a voice for every child! When joining, select "Statewide PTAs" as the school district.
Click Here to Make an Online Donation*
100% of all donations will be used to provide direct assistance to students and classrooms impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Make a Donation by Mail*
For individuals, PTAs or other concerned organizations that prefer to mail a donation, the Texas PTA address may be found at the bottom of this page. Please mark any donations clearly as hurricane relief.
*Please note that all contributions are tax-deductible.
Hurricane Recovery Resources
Read a joint statement by National PTA President Jim Accomando and Texas PTA President Lisa Holbrook. Eng | Spn
To donate to National PTA's Disaster Relief Fund, click here.
View National PTA's tips for discussing difficult situations with kids.
View the "Helping Families and Schools Recover in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey" Webinar here.
View and download handouts from "Helping Families and Schools Recover in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey" here.
Texas creates task force to help students deal with post-Harvey trauma.