Lauren Guzman (left), San Marcos Regional Manager, drops off supplies at DeZavala Elementary with Michelle Delgado (right). Photo courtesy of Alma’s Light
Alma’s Light raises supplies for new school year
A new non-profit is aiming to provide school supplies to families in need.
Alma’s Light, a 501 (c) (3) organization based in Katy recently expanded to reach the community of San Marcos. The organization is working with a parent liaison from DeZavala Elementary, Michelle Delgado, to supply at least 100 backpacks full of school supplies to the school.
Alma’s Light has hosted supply drives at Office Depot to raise monetary donations and school supplies for the school year. Lauren Guzman, Alma’s Light Regional Manager for San Marcos, encouraged the community to participate in the organization’s upcoming school supply drive this Saturday at Office Depot, 201 Springtown Way, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. With a name derived from the Portuguese and Spanish word “alma,” which means soul, the organization hopes to add light to the lives of others.
“Our mission is to provide school supplies, food and clothing for families in need,” Guzman said. “Right now, we’re focusing on the school supplies aspect because school is coming up in August.”
Guzman said she has seen an incredible amount of support for the burgeoning organization.
“The response we’ve gotten has been incredible,” she said. “So much support, especially from Office Depot, they were the first business to really give us a hand and say ‘hey we really want to help you guys and we love what you’re doing and your message and your goals.’”
Guzman said Alma’s Light hopes to meet a need that is present in the community.
“We’re hoping to alleviate some of the financial struggles that people experience here in Hays County,” Guzman said.
According to Guzman, Half Price Books has donated 844 books to Alma’s Light. Currently, one can donate to the organization at dropsites located at Lou’s Beer Garden and Oyster House and Gil’s Broiler.
To get involved with Alma’s Light, visit their website.