KISD homeless kids

Paula Boales of Killeen Independent School District state and federal programs, second from left, received for the district’s HARP program Monday a wealth of donated school supplies. At left is Terwan Crawley of Ambiance Limousine. In addition, Mark and Sibyl Sheppard and Tina Capito of My Tutor and More and the Educated Angels help with delivery.

Todd Martin | Special to the Herald

This time of year angels ride limousines filled with donated school supplies.

Following a successful summer school supplies and clothes drive, the nonprofit group Educated Angels made delivery of a large collection of boxes and bags of supplies, backpacks and clothes earlier this week.

Donated school supplies and clothes benefit the Killeen ISD Homeless Awareness Response Program.

The nonprofit organization, along with My Tutor and More collected items at sites throughout the community, culminating with a Back to School Bash Friday at Carl Levin Park.

One of the vendors, Ambiance Limousine and Transportation offered to help make the delivery to HARP, located at the Jackson Profession Learning Center on R.A. Abercrombie Drive.

Receiving the supplies for KISD, Paula Boales, coordinator for state and federal programs, praised the organization’s efforts.

Individuals and groups interested in making donations of school supplies or clothes to assist families in need may contact the HARP program at 254-336-0372 or drop off items in person at JPLC during business hours. There is a particular need for boys’ jeans and pants sizes 8 to 10.

My Tutor and More hosted a bash to raise school supplies the past five years and this year added a softball tournament.

“Community response has been amazing,” said Sibyl Sheppard, one of the owners of My Tutor and More. “We have a lot of different vendors that bring new people getting excited to help.

“This community stays wonderful,” she said.

She praised the city of Harker Heights, the Vintage Church and Kohl’s for providing volunteers and assisting with the event that helped raise the mounds of goods.

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