CASA Foster Kids Back 2 School Drive

Published 1:51 am Saturday, August 3, 2019

From staff reports


To suddenly live in an unfamiliar place surrounded by a new family can be unsettling for a child, especially with one just escaping an abusive situation. 

With the first day of school just around the corner, a concern for school supplies adds to the stress a child already feels. To ease the strain, CASA is hosting a Back to School Party for children in foster care in Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler, and Sabine counties.

Consider helping with CASA’s Back to School Party with a cash donation or a donation of any of the items listed below.  

Checks need to be made out to CASAsnr or donate online at

Currently, CASA of the Sabine Neches Region is serving 88 children in care and needs your support to help them get ready for the new school year.  

Monetary or school supply donations can be dropped off at CASA’s office in Orange at 2120 Gloria Drive, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monetary donations can also be made online by visiting

School Supplies needed by August 8, 2019

  • Basic School Supply List:
  • Backpacks (plain/older age kids’ styles needed)
  • New socks and underwear- any size, male and female
  • 3-ring binder 2” inch and 3” inch
  • Glue sticks and regular Elmer’s school tube glue
  • Scissors (blunt end for younger kids, pointy for older ones)
  • Ballpoint pens
  • No. 2 pencils
  • A pencil sharpener (handheld with a top to collect shavings)
  • Large Pink Pearl Eraser
  • Box of crayons (16-pack for younger kids, more for older ones)
  • Markers – washable
  • Colored pencils
  • Watercolor paints
  • Spiral notebook – wide ruled and college ruled
  • Notebook paper – wide ruled and college ruled
  • Dividers with write-on tabs
  • Pocket folders
  • Pencil pouch to fit into a binder
  • A ruler with English and metric measurements
  • Small School box (for storing supplies)
  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer (large size or individual)
  • Calculator (basic or scientific)
  • Reams of blank printer paper
  • Lunchboxes