A&M Students Raise Over $14,000 for Local School District

By: AP
By: AP

Project Mays: C.R.A.Y.O.N.S. (Creating Resources Aiding Youth Opportunities in School)
A&M students raise over $14,000 for local school district

In an effort to make an impact on the Aggies of tomorrow, Texas A&M’s Business Student Council (BSC) is holding a college-wide school supply drive for kids in Bryan ISD elementary schools. The drive, launched Monday, March 24, has raised over $14,000.

This drive is the aim of the BSC’s annual Project Mays, which seeks an opportunity for business school students to make an impact in the community. This year’s project, a crayon-themed school supply drive, is set to take place on April 18, 2008 at four elementary schools: Jones, Milam, Kemp, and Neal. A number of generous donations from corporate sponsors will allow BSC to purchase backpacks for the students. Members of Mays Business School will then fill those backpacks with school supplies to be donated to the four schools in Bryan ISD, which were determined by the district.

The four schools educate about 2,500 children, which BSC calculates it will cost $10 to provide a stuffed backpack to each child, creating a total need of $25,000. LyondellBasell is underwriting the event, along with other donors including, El Paso Corporation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Tesoro Corporation, and UHY International, but generous donations are still needed to meet the estimated $25,000.

Donations can be made in the form of supplies, cash, or checks made out to Business Student Council. Please mail donations to Business Student Council: ATTN Kyle Pope at 151 Wehner Building, MS 4353, College Station, Texas 77843. Or for more information, contact Kyle Pope at 254.493.0438.

Last year's project was a great success with over 500 Mays Business School students, faculty, and staff participating in a community service project to enhance the Wolf Penn Creek Corridor. For this project to be successful, significant participation from the members of Mays Business School, Texas A&M, and the Bryan/College Station community is needed. Participation in this year's Project Mays is only heightened through the support and encouragement of these communities during the weeks leading up to the event.

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