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SFBV Provides Backpacks for Area Students

A Caldwell student gets prepared for back to school with a new backpack

College Station, Texas –There’s nothing quite like a stylish new backpack and supplies to start the school year, but the cost of providing for a family of children at once can be overwhelming to parents.

“I have four children in school and any assistance I can receive helps me. It’s a blessing to have a program [SFBV] that cares about our children in the community and where parents can get valuable resources as they prepare for the upcoming school year,” said Cee Williams, a Navasota mother.

Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley program covered five counties and traveled over 100 miles in three weeks to provide over 700 backpacks filled with supplies to Brazos Valley area families for its 4th annual “Back-to-School” event.

“It’s a way to give back to the community and let them know we are there and support them and their families. It’s also a great way for SFBV to work with other organizations to showcase what we do and by teaming up with them we are able to reach more people in the communities,” said, Laurie Naumann, SFBV Program Manager.

SFBV is a program within the Texas A&M Extension Service. The program provides free services to families in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison and Robertson Counties. They offer courses to individuals and couples 18+ in Parenting, Healthy Relationships and Financial Education also known as Money$ense.

For more information about the program and its services, visit families.tamu.edu.


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Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Humans Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant #90FM0099. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.