Back to School Essentials

 The CC YES Back to Basics Project was founded in 2017, after our partner, SA YES received funding to expand their services to the Coastal Bend area. Since then, CC YES has distributed more than 21,500 school supply kits to elementary students in Corpus Christi ISD, Sinton ISD and Rockport ISD. 

Since 1998, SA YES, CC YES and AUSTIN YES staff members, dedicated volunteers, Board members and sponsors have personally distributed more than 450,000 school supply kits to students and community groups in South Texas, making them the largest distributor of supplies for elementary students. 

Each year, CC YES selects numerous Title 1 elementary schools in the Coastal Bend area and supplies every student (Kindergarten through 5th grade) with a free school supply kit.  

Each school supply kits includes the following items: colored pencils, crayons, notebook paper, spiral notebook, big eraser, glue stick, folders with pockets, folders with pockets and brads, a ruler, pencils, ballpoint pens in black and red, and a box of tissues.

How are we continuing our services during COVID-19?

2020 proved to be a challenging year but we were not going to let COVID-19 stop our mission of getting free school supplies to selected schools in our communities. We worked closely with our vendor and the schools to have all school supply kits delivered in time for students to receive them. This was our first year not personally handing out supplies and although we were disappointed about this, it was best to ensure that students, teachers, and our staff remained safe.

As we continue to move forward in 2021, we will work closely with selected schools to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff. 

We appreciate the continued support from our sponsors and individual donors who have enabled us to continue to support as many students as possible.

To learn more about SA YES, click here.

To learn more about AUSTIN YES, click here.

2021-2022 Back to Basics Project Form

This form is for organizations and schools that have not received supplies for 3 consecutive years from CC YES.

2021-2022 Back to Basics Waitlist Form

This form is for organizations and schools that have not received supplies for 3 consecutive years from CC YES.

Looking to Donate Supplies?

Each year we raise funds through events and work with a supplier to get the best price possible for our school supply kits. We do not have the capacity to collect and/or store donated supplies, nor do we allow community members or organizations to collect supplies on behalf of CC YES.

If you are looking to donate supplies, please reach out to one of the following organizations.

Communities in School (361) 884-8877

Food Bank of Corpus Christi (361) 887-6291

To view previous “Distribution Days”, click each link below.

2019 Distribution Day

2018 Distribution Day

2017 Distribution Day

Thank you to our 2020 School Supply Sponsors!