Dear Partner:

On behalf of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), I would like thank you for your generous support and sponsorship of the Back to School Fest. For two consecutive years, your sponsorship of this event has helped to serve over 50,000 Houston-area families, providing them with the much-needed school supplies and services to begin the school year.

Please be advised that HISD will not host the 2013 Back to School Fest. This year the event will be hosted exclusively by the City of Houston and open to all children attending Houston-area schools. In our city, there is a great need for students to have help in starting the upcoming school year. If you are interested in participating in the City of Houston citywide Back to School event, please contact:

Nelson Arturo Espitia
Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office
Department of Neighborhoods
832-393-0955
Email: nelson.espitia@houstontx.gov

If you still wish to donate items to HISD for a specific school or the district in general, the Strategic Partnerships team will be happy to assist you with your donation and the distribution. For donations to HISD, please contact:

Rose Adams
HISD Strategic Partnerships
713-556-7200
Email: radams4@houstonisd.org

We value your partnership and involvement in other HISD initiatives that need support. There are a number of opportunities in need of sponsorship, such as the TEAM HISD Celebration of Excellence (a recognition event for HISD teachers, principals, and other employees) and the HISD Scholars Banquet (a banquet for HISD’s high school valedictorians and salutatorians for exhibiting outstanding achievement). For more information, please contact:

Lucy Bremond
HISD Strategic Partnerships Department
713-556-7200
Email: lbremond@houstonisd.org

Again, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to you for all you have done to serve our students.

Best Regards,


Caleen Allen General Manager
HISD Strategic Partnerships