Buckner distributes 400 backpacks, shoes for students going back to school in Rio Grande Valley

Last week the Buckner Family Hope Center in Peñitas, helped Dulce Luevanos, along with hundreds of other mothers, receive free backpacks and new pairs of shoes for her school-age children on Saturday.

Four years ago, the mother of eight would’ve been panicking around this time of year trying to find the money to make sure her children were ready for school.

“Now that I started getting this help I don’t have to worry about shoes and supplies, and they can focus on being prepared for school,” Luevanos said in Spanish. “It’s less stress for me, for the parents.”

This is the sixth year Buckner donates supplies to children in the La Joya area. On Saturday, they distributed 400 backpacks and pairs of shoes, giving about 300 the week before.

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