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 is usually held the first Saturday of August at First United Methodist Church. Buckner Children & Family Services will begin prescreening families in the coming weeks and will also be on hand the day of the event to assist with qualifying families who are not prescreened prior to the event.
The Junior League of Lufkin and First United Methodist Church will provide 2,000 FREE backpacks filled with school supplies to Angelina County school children (K-12) that qualify. In addition to the backpacks, the children will receive updated immunizations; have a dental screening and receive a dental pack that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and timer. All children will also receive a head lice check and will be given the chance to have their vision and hearing screened and have their hair cut, too.
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 or vision screening and would like to help, please contact us here: