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Day of Action 2015

You’ve made it. Now help them make it. Donate online through June 25 to provide school supplies for boys and girls bound for high school and college. United Way is partnering with Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County and Fort Worth ISD for this important Day of Action project.

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This week local companies are being asked to collect basic high school and college supplies such as notebooks, highlighters and flash drives. Donations of money will be used to buy additional supplies. Last year more than $10,300 worth of school supplies were either donated or purchased with cash contributions.

Items donated this year will be given to Girls Inc. members beginning college this falland to Fort Worth ISD students from United Way’s Middle School Tools program who will be attending IROC! (I’m Ready for the Opportunity of College) summer camp (shown below) in July prior to high school.

Even with a part-time job or scholarship, affording the expenses that come with high school and college is a challenge for many young people. Some come from families who have never had a family member attend college before. Just $10 can provide the supplies that will help a girl or boy stay in school and achieve their dreams.

Sonia, Chloe and Alexis (shown here left to right) are just a few of the Girls, Inc. members your donation of school supplies will be helping when the new school year begins.

Sonia, a graduate of Trimble Technical High School, has been a member of Girls Inc. since the 5th grade. Not only is she a top athlete in wrestling and cross-country, she was also commander of JROTC and regularly tutors fellow students, which is no surprise considering her dream is to become a math teacher.

Chloe, who graduated from Eastern Hills High School in Arlington as an honor student, National Honor Society member and Student Council Treasurer, joined Girls Inc. as a sophomore. In the fall she will be attending UTA to pursue a degree in social work.

Alexis has been a Girls Inc. member since the 3rd grade. A graduate of Arlington’s Sam Houston High School, she was also an honor student and active member of the service organization Interact. She will be continuing her passion for helping people as shepursues a degree in the medical field.

These young women embody future educators and professionals, and they arequintessential examples of the young minds your donations will help as they prepare for a higher education.