Our Signature Project!
The Junior League of Lufkin, in partnership with the First United Methodist Church and Buckner Children & Family Services, and in collaboration with Angelina Pediatrics, The Children’s Clinic, and other community volunteers, will hold our Annual Back to School Bonanza this summer. Our big event will be held the second Saturday of August at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, located at 300 E Shepherd Street in Lufkin. Buckner Children & Family Services will begin preregistration this Summer and will also be on hand the day of the event to assist with registration for those who were not able to preregister.
The Junior League of Lufkin and First United Methodist Church will provide over 2,000 FREE backpacks filled with school supplies to Angelina County school children (K-12). In addition to the backpacks, children can have a dental screening and receive a dental pack that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Children will also receive a free health kit. All children will have the opportunity to receive a free haircut, once they have completed a head lice check. There will also be school uniforms, shoes, socks, and hair bows, but quantities may be limited, depending on the number of donations that are received.
The motto of our Back to School Bonanza has been “Together, we will make a difference in the lives of the children in Angelina County!” Many thanks to our Helping Hands sponsors, partners and volunteers; without their generous gifts of time and resources before and during the event, it would not have been possible to pull off such a large endeavor.
We have already seen what a positive impact the Back to School Bonanza has had on our community and we are committed to making it bigger and better year after year! We will be sending 15,000 flyers home with all the school children in Angelina County and we are expecting a fabulous turnout! We still need A LOT of help though. If you (or someone you know) are a hairdresser or have training in dental screening and would like to help, please contact us here: