Cap City Kids will host a back-to-school event Saturday at Kealing Middle School at 1607 Pennsylvania Ave. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. After raising more than $30,000 through donations, the non-profit is able to outfit 1,300 backpacks with every supply a child may need.
During the 2016-2017 school year, AISD reported 2,303 students were homeless. That can mean they live in a shelter, motel or car.
Throughout the year AISD has a group called Project Help. It's been around for 20 years and its goal is to make sure kids who are homeless don't feel like they have to struggle buying shoes, toiletries or finding transportation to get to school. Carranza says knocking down some of these barriers is a start.