On August 10, 2018, San José Clinic collaborated with many community partners to ensure nearly 200 underserved children can begin the 2018-19 academic year with the school supplies necessary for success that they may otherwise have gone without. San José Clinic hosted its annual Back to School Party, to alleviate some of the stress and burden of preparing for the school year for their patients’ families who are already working hard to get by without health insurance.
The Back to School party is entirely funded and supported by community partners including the Charity Guild of Catholic Women, Fiesta Mart, Pepsi/Frito-Lay, the Rotary Club of Houston Heights, the Greater Houston Dental Society, Undies for Everyone, Sox in the City, and Cammarata Dental.
The Charity Guild of Catholic Women donated over 200 new mesh backpacks, bundles of children’s books, baked cookies, and volunteered their time to ensure that the children had a fun and enriching afternoon at the party. They have made it their mission to support the San Jose Clinic in particular and children’s charities in the Houston area in general. Volunteers from Fiesta Mart, Pepsi and Frito-Lay donated school supplies and a gift card for school uniforms to each child attending the event. New socks and underwear for all the children were generously donated by Sox in the City and Undies for Everyone. The children and families also received oral health education, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss and mouthwash from Cammarata Dental and volunteers from the Greater Houston Dental Society.
This party is one of the many patient-focused events held throughout the year at San José Clinic. These events allow the Clinic to focus on the larger lives of their patients and bring joy to their families.
Dozens of volunteers from the Charity Guild of Catholic Women, Fiesta, Pepsi/Frito-Lay, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Rotary Club of Houston Heights gave generously of their time at San José Clinic’s Back to School party.
Charity Guild of Catholic Women volunteers filled the children’s new backpacks with bundles of books at San José Clinic’s Back to School party.