July 28, 2008With an eye toward the fall and the first day of classes for thousands of children across the metropolitan area, Houston Alumni Organization (HAO), Houston Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and H-E-B officials are sponsoring the 18th Annual Operation School Supplies (OSS) drive.
Faculty, staff and students can participate in an OSS campus drive, which runs through Aug. 1 by dropping off school supplies in the collection bins at various locations at UH or by giving financial contributions. Visit the HAO Web site at www.mycougarconnection.com/oss to make donations.
The campus drive is part of the citywide OSS, which runs through Aug. 9. During the citywide drive, Houstonians can purchase school supplies at H-E-B grocery stores and contribute cash donations through the scan card system.
In addition, each time a Coca-Cola product is purchased at H-E-B during the drive, the Houston Coca-Cola Bottling Co. will donate a portion of the proceeds to OSS. Last year, the drive netted more than $150,000 worth of school supplies, benefitting more than 32,000 elementary students in 330 schools in 31 districts, including Houston, Aldine, Alief and Pearland.
Contact Jamie Ochoa at 713-743- 9554 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the OSS campus drive.