The Galveston Independent School District’s Discovery Club is a program that works with at-risk students. We also service and provide for students (those that don’t have a fixed, permanent residence). We make sure that the students in the district have an equal opportunity to get a quality education.

Our office provides transportation as needed with the support of the district’s transportation department, school supplies and uniforms with community support; arrange free breakfast, lunch meals and evening snacks with the assistance of the district’s food and nutrition department, as well as offer and assist with other services throughout the school year.

We’re preparing for our annual Adopt-A-Child for Christmas Project (Kelley’s Angels). We’re diligently working with our students to ensure they’re academically successful. We have targeted students for our project from each campus with the assistance of campus staff.

Students have been chosen who are coming to school in spite of the barriers they face daily. Each year, The Discovery Club has hosted a Christmas celebration for the students where they can receive Christmas gifts from individuals or businesses who have adopted them.

Our community has been a great asset to the students of the district. We greatly appreciate your continued support of our students.

We need your help. Students have asked for items such as a bicycle, basketball, volleyball, art supplies, dolls, food, clothes and other items. We would like to respectfully request that individuals or your business/agency assist us by selecting a student(s) or donating a bicycle. Students have completed a form that includes their needs and wants. We will provide that list to individuals or businesses who adopts a student for the holiday between now and Dec. 17.

If you would just like to adopt a student or donate a bicycle, you may do so. Your generosity and partnership with the Galveston Independent School District will be deeply appreciated.

For more information, contact me at marypatrick@gisd.org or 409-766-5177, or Rosalind Johnson, rosalindjohnson@gisd.org or 409-766-5169 to be a part of a great holiday expression of support for our students.

Mary Patrick is executive director of special programs for the Galveston Independent School District.

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Bailey Jones

[thumbup] I would be happy to adopt a student. I've emailed you.

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