Kroger Helps HISD Foundation Raise Money for Student Programs

August 26, 2010

Shoppers at Houston Kroger stores can make a donation that will go toward improving the academic advancement of Houston’s public school children.

From now through Sept. 11, all Houston Kroger locations will be collecting donations on behalf of the HISD Foundation. Shoppers can find the specially marked donation canisters in the check-out area.

“Kroger is committed to supporting programs and initiatives that advance the education of Houston’s youth,” said Bill Breetz, president of the Kroger Southwest Division. “This donation campaign presents an easy way for our customers to give in support of area schoolchildren and their futures.”

Established in 1994, the HISD Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that is governed by a board of directors comprised of business, community, and philanthropic leaders. The philanthropic focus of the HISD Foundation is to raise funds for district priorities set by the superintendent and the board of education. The foundation supports HISD student programs in the areas of math, literacy, science, technology, and the arts.

“I am so grateful to Kroger for its invitation to partner on behalf of the school children of HISD,” said Tina Medlin, president of the HISD Foundation.

This year, the HISD Foundation has, along with its philanthropic partners, provided funding for the district’s strategic direction plan, ASPIRE, after-school soccer programs, science teacher-of-the-year awards, fine arts initiatives, and the Apollo 20 School Project, to name just a few.

To learn more or to donate online, please visit the foundation’s new website at

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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