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.

2022-2023 Box of Dreams Waitlist Application

This form is for schools and organizations that DID NOT receive supplies in 2021.

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2022-2023 Box of Dreams Application

This form is for schools and organizations that received supplies in 2021.

Apply Here

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    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 2022 Box of Dreams Sponsors!

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