Valley AIDS Council Seeks School Supplies Donations for Students Affected by HIV

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The new school year is around the corner and families are flocking to stores to buy school supplies, but some students don’t have that luxury.

That is why the Valley AIDS Council and Westbrook Clinic are asking for school supply donations, for students infected and or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Rio Grande Valley.

“Here in the [Rio Grande Valley] there are 300 children living with HIV or they’re affected by HIV,” said Rick Prieto, Risk Reduction Specialist.  “Out of those 300, we have 60 junior high and high schoolers that are in desperate need of school supplies and we're asking the community to help us, you can drop  off at any of our three locations in Harlingen, Brownsville or McAllen.”

The Valley Aids Council gets eight new infections for HIV every month from the age group of 13 to 24. 

The deadline to donate is this Thursday August 3. 

The items needed are:

1. Agenda/planner

2. Backpack

3. Binder/dividers

4. 1 binder per subject

5. Compass

6. 1 folder per subject

7. 2 highlighters in different colors

8. 1 pack of No.2 pencils (12-count)

9. Loose-leaf paper (wide-ruled)

10. Pens

11. Protractor

12. Ruler

13. Mini stapler

14. 1 three-subject spiral notebook

15. Zip drive or USB drive


You can drop of the items at 

857 E. Washington, Suite G in Brownsville between 9:00am - 6:00pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri)

10:00am - 7:00pm (Wednesday) 9:00am - 6:00pm.

2306 Camelot Plaza in Harlingen between 8:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Thurs, & Fri) 8:00am - 8:00pm (Tuesday and Thursday.)

300 S. 2nd St., Suite 101 in McAllen  8:00am - 5:00pm (Mon to Thurs). 


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