Nonprofit Supporting Education in San Antonio
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Box of Dreams

Back to School Essentials

Each year, SA YES selects numerous Title 1 elementary schools in San Antonio and supplies every student (Kindergarten through 5th grade) with a free school supply kit. 

Since 1998, SA YES, CC YES and AUSTIN YES staff members, dedicated volunteers, Board members and sponsors have personally distributed more than 450,000 school supply kits to students and community groups in South Texas, making them the largest distributor of supplies for elementary students.

Each school supply kits includes the following items: colored pencils, crayons, notebook paper, spiral notebook, big eraser, glue stick, folders with pockets, folders with pockets and brads, a ruler, pencils, ballpoint pens in black and red, and a box of tissues.

In 2017, SA YES received funding to expand their services to the Coastal area and CC YES was born. Since then, CC YES has distributed more than 21,500 school supply kits to elementary students in Corpus Christi ISD, Sinton ISD and Rockport ISD. To learn more about CC YES, click here.

In 2018, SA YES received funding to expand their services to the Austin area and AUSTIN YES was born. Since then, AUSTIN YES has distributed more than 18,500 school supply kits to elementary students in Del Valle ISD and AUSTIN ISD. To learn more about AUSTIN YES, click here.

Beginning in 2022, elementary school students in the Dallas-Fort Worth market have the opportunity to receive free school supply kits with the expansion of DFW YES. This new market initiative will serve 30,000 children attending Title 1 Elementary schools in these areas. To learn more about DFW YES, click here. 

2022-2023 Box of Dreams Waitlist Application

This form is for schools and organizations that DID NOT receive supplies in 2021.

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2022-2023 Box of Dreams Application

This form is for schools and organizations that received supplies in 2021.

Apply Here

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    Looking to Donate Supplies?

    Each year we raise funds through events and work with a supplier to get the best price possible for our school supply kits. We do not have the capacity to collect and/or store donated supplies, nor do we allow community members or organizations to collect supplies on behalf of SA YES.

    If you are looking to donate supplies, please reach out to one of the following organizations.

    Communities in School (210) 520-8440

    San Antonio Food Bank (210) 337-3663

    SA Threads (210) 600-3989

    Thomas J Henry and children
    Olaf and little girl

    Past Distribution Days

    To view previous “Distribution Days”, click each link below.

    2019 Distribution Day

    2018 Distribution Day

    2017 Distribution Day

    2016 Distribution Day

    Thank you to our 2022 Box of Dreams Sponsors!

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