STRIKE & WALKER MIDDLE SCHOOLS
EVENING ACADEMY PROGRAM
Help us serve even more kids!
To be eligible to receive our Refresh Packs, your child must meet both criteria listed below:
*Attend one of the following Little Elm ISD schools: Strike Middle School, Walker Middle School). NOTE: We will be adding additional LEISD schools as we continue to receive donations.
*Qualify for LEISD's Free and Reduced Price Meal program.
If you meet the eligibility requirements above and would like to apply for the Refresh Little Elm program, click the Apply Now button below.
Refresh Little Elm provides children enrolled in our program with individual pre-packaged bags (Refresh Packs) that include full-sized essential hygiene products to last for 3 months. Once your child is enrolled, they are enrolled for the remainder of the school year.
Our Refresh Packs are tailored to the child's age and gender preference. A basic pack (for elementary students) includes toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/bar soap, lip balm, comb/brush, and lotion. Packs for those in middle and high school will also include shaving cream, deodorant, and feminine products for females. Ethnic shampoo and conditioner are provided upon request. (Additional items such as hand sanitizer or sunscreen may also be provided, based on the season.) Each pack also includes a Refresh Card (handwritten message of encouragement).
Our Refresh Packs are delivered once a quarter (so once every 3 months). Our distributions are typically in August, November, February, and May. Once enrolled, you will receive several emails before each distribution with details on when and where packs will be distributed. Our packs will be available for pick up through drive-thru distributions or will be delivered to schools.
Proper hygiene is important for a child's health and self-esteem. At Refresh Little Elm, our mission is to ensure that every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items. We can only accomplish this mission with your help and the help of others. Please consider donating so we may be able to supply a quarterly Refresh Pack of hygiene items to every child in need in Little Elm ISD. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of many Little Elm kids!
Our organization connects with students in need through the Little Elm ISD school staff and administration. Quarterly, we deliver individual pre-packaged bags (Refresh Packs) to Little Elm ISD schools that include essential hygiene products to last each child for 3 months. Our care packages are discreetly distributed via the school or drive thru pick-up and the student's identity is protected and confidential.
Our Refresh Packs are tailored to the child's age and gender preference. A basic pack will include toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/bar soap, lip balm, comb/brush, and lotion. Packages for those in middle and high school will also include shaving cream, deodorant, and feminine products. Ethnic shampoo and conditioner available upon request. We also include a Refresh Card (handwritten message of encouragement) in each pack.
Good hygiene promotes better health and prevents illness, infections, and rashes from spreading. Good personal hygiene increases self-confidence and helps children to feel good about themselves and their appearance. Lack of self esteem, especially during the teenage years, can negatively impact a student's performance in school as well as their ability to form meaningful relationships and friendships. Many situations (job loss, family deaths, divorce, medical issues) contribute to the numbers of those in financial crisis on the rise in our community. As of January 2020, of the students enrolled in LEISD, 39% (over 3,146 students) are economically disadvantaged. Hygiene items are NOT covered under government assistance programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), making the need for these items even greater.
Our hope is to one day supply enough hygiene items for every child in need in LEISD for the entire year (even during those months school is not in session). Your monetary donation (no matter what the amount) will help us achieve our goal and make a difference in the lives of the children in our community! Refresh Little Elm is a registered 501(c)(3). All monetary donations are tax-deductible as authorized by law. Please contact us for our EIN #.
Average costs for Refresh Packs (Refresh Packs contain enough hygiene products to last a child for 3 months):
Elementary school Male/Female $25/quarter or $100/year
Middle/High school Male $31/quarter or $124/year
Middle/High school Female $45/quarter or $180/year
If you would prefer to mail your donation, please send to:
Refresh Little Elm
PO Box 5367
Frisco, TX 75035
We kindly ask that donated hygiene products meet the following guidelines: Full-size (no travel sizes), new and unopened, no nut/nut oil scented products. Please note we cannot accept expired products. Products in the pictures are for example purposes (we will accept any brand of hygiene products, as long as they meet the guidelines). Needed items for Refresh Packs include:
Drop Off Locations
SW Little Elm - Bay Ridge Estates - 4016 Moonlight Drive, Little Elm, TX 75068
SE Little Elm - Elite Integration Chiropractic - 1395 E Eldorado Pkwy, Suite 800, Little Elm, TX 75068
SE Little Elm - D3 Salon - 1717 E Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068
SE Little Elm - Zip it Postal Center - 2701 Little Elm Pkwy, Suite 100, Little Elm, TX 75068
NE Frisco - Fury Fun Center (Saturday and Sunday only) -303 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75034
Hosting a hygiene product drive for Refresh Little Elm is an excellent way to engage kids, family members, friends, and community members in doing something good for Little Elm. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
Refresh Cards are handwritten messages of encouragement that we include in each Refresh Pack given to Little Elm ISD students in need. For instructions and guidelines for our Refresh Cards, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder Elizabeth Watkins has felt a calling to serve from an early age. Her background and education are in business, however it’s in serving others where she truly finds joy. Touched by the need she saw in our community through her volunteer work, Liz set a goal to give back by starting a nonprofit. In May 2019 she founded Refresh Frisco. It has been so rewarding to see how Refresh Frisco has grown and thrived over the past two years., now serving 800 students each quarter.
We are so excited about the opportunity to expand into the Little Elm community, to help ensure that every child has access to personal hygiene items. We hope that you will be inspired to join us as we give the gift of good hygiene to children in need in the Little Elm community.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Stephanie has a degree in Management Information Systems and has worked at several large corporations. After having children, her focus shifted to her family. She has been an elementary school substitute teacher for FISD, a Girl Scout troop leader, and has spent the past 10 years actively volunteering on five different PTA boards in Frisco. Through her volunteer work with schools and students, Stephanie discovered her passion lies with bettering the lives of children. As a resident of Frisco for over 20 years, she has seen the need for programs to support children in need in our community. Stephanie has been a part of Refresh Frisco since its inception and is so excited about expanding to help fill a need in the Little Elm community!
Christy enjoys volunteering to make a difference in the community. She has a Business degree with an emphasis in Fashion Marketing from the University of North Texas. She has been involved with many nonprofit organizations and has actively volunteered for the past ten years on PTA boards in Frisco. Christy currently serves as the Secretary for the Reedy High School PTSA board. She is involved with Boy Scout Troop 77 as a Merit badge counselor and troop merit badge coordinator. She is also a National Officer for Zeta Tau Alpha. Christy is passionate about helping FISD and LEISD students in our community get the resources that they need to better their lives and she can’t wait to see how Refresh will do that!
Anna has always had a desire to provide assistance to those in need. She has been on the Hosp Elementary PTA board for 4 years and spent 2 years as Treasurer. Along with her desire to serve and her previous non-profit experience, her corporate background and accounting education, Anna is a perfect fit for Treasurer. She is delighted for the opportunity to serve through Refresh.
Kristin was raised knowing the importance of making a positive impact on the world, which laid the foundation for a future spent volunteering in many different capacities and a strong desire to give back to the communities that have given so much to her. A Frisco resident for 16 years, Kristin has been on three different PTA boards and is the current Reedy Booster Club Secretary. She is also an active member of National Charity League and has been a driver for Frisco Fastpacs. Throughout the years, helping children and teens in the local community has emerged as her true passion. She is so excited to be a part of Refresh and the enormous impact they are making in the lives of local kids.
Originally from Heidelberg, Germany, Anja moved to Frisco in 2007. What was planned as a two-year relocation turned into a new home for the Newbury family and she loves giving back to the community that has welcomed her so open-heartedly! Anja has served on three different PTA boards and is also an active member of National Charity League. A graduate of the Universität Mannheim, she is excited to share her marketing skills with Refresh.
Thank you New Perspective Counseling Services (NPCS) for hosting a hygiene product drive for Refresh Frisco and Refresh Little Elm We are grateful for your support!
We are so thankful for the support of our friends at the Church of Jesus Christ in Little Elm. They collected hygiene products and made Refresh cards filled with words of encouragement for our Little Elm students.
November Refresh Little Elm and Refresh Frisco distributions are complete. We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the over 100 volunteers that made this distribution possible. From packing our hygiene packs, transporting packs to our drive-thru distribution, all the volunteers at our drive-thru and our 16 drivers delivering packs to the schools……Thank you!
A special thanks to Gateway Frisco for graciously allowing us to utilize your parking lot and to the Men’s Brigade for helping with traffic flow.
These wonderful members of The Simple Church North Dallas are proof that you can do good and have lots of fun too! They came out last night to help us prepare hygiene packs for our November distribution. We are grateful for their hard work and continued service to our community.
Thank you El Rincon Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar for supporting Refresh Little Elm and collecting much needed hygiene items for our next distribution.
These lovely ladies from the Master Networks Little Elm Lakefront group came out this week to help us pack hygiene packs for our November distribution!
We had so much fun working together and we appreciate all of their support!
Wow! Due to YOUR generosity we raised $10,824 on North Texas Giving Day for Refresh! We are truly humbled and grateful. Thank you to Team Baglietto - EXP Realty for your $750 donor match and to our anonymous $3000 match donor. We are incredibly grateful to everyone that supports our mission as we work to ensure that every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items.
A great big thank you to the Little Elm High School volleyball teams for hosting a hygiene product drive for us this evening! These awesome ladies collected 204 hygiene items for our Little Elm kids!
We received the most wonderful gift of shelving for our storage unit! Local HS Student Jane Goldberg chose Refresh as her organization to support on her path to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. Jane raised the funds for the shelving, purchased everything and then led a team of volunteers in the assembly. Thank you so much Jane!
PO Box 5367
Frisco, TX 75035
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