By Melissa Cantu Trevino [email protected]
A check for $7,500 from Driscoll Heath Plan was presented to the Alice Independent School District on Tuesday.
The donation is intended to support the district’s goal of providing backpacks to 2,000 students for the 2022-23 school year. The back-to-school event will take place on Friday August 5th at several schools in the Alice area.
At the event, Driscoll Health Plan will educate students and parents on various health literacy topics, connect families to services available in the community, and help families use other community resources.
Driscoll Health Plan is a nonprofit, community-based health insurance plan providing health care coverage to more than 253,000 children, pregnant women and other adults in its service area which includes 24 South Texas counties and 25,000 square miles. Its extensive network of pediatric, adolescent and adult providers ensures that each individual receives the care that is right for them.
Driscoll Health Plan is part of the Driscoll Health System, which includes Driscoll Children’s Hospital which has served children in South Texas for more than 69 years.
Alice ISD will also provide all students in the district with free school supplies. School supply kits will be distributed to students the first week of school at all campuses.