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North Shore Rotary distributes backpacks to a thousand families

Rotarians preparing the Backpacks and inserting school supplies Saturday.

NORTH SHORE HOUSTON – The Rotary Club of North Shore in association with the Galena Park Independent School district held a drive through backpack and school supply give away for children under 18 years of age on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the North Shore Senior High School.

The event began at 9 am and over 1000 backpacks, filled with school supplies, were given out to families that drove through in their cars.

The chair for the event was Rotary Club member Dr. Donald Niño, and helping with the distribution were members of the club, the local Boy Scout Troop, and the Channelview High School Interact Club.

Over 1000 cars lined up around the North Shore High School, as Rotarians distributed Backpacks to each family.

The event is sponsored by the Rotary club of North Shore, and a donation of $5000 from the Rotary Club of Torreon, Mexico. GPISD is partnering with the Rotary Clubs and donating the use of the facility and providing security and promoting the event. There will be 1000 backpacks with supplies to be given away and the event will continue while supplies last.

For more information contact Donald R. Niño, MD at 281-452-4747 or email at

The Rotary Club of North Shore was chartered in 1958 and is one of the most famous Rotary Clubs in the Houston area. They host their annual Catfish Fry, Crawfish Boil, Raffle and Auction every year to raise funds for service projects in the local community and around the world. One of the main projects is scholarships to area students granting more than $100,000 every year. To date, the club has donated more than $4,000,000 for their service projects.

Members of the North Shore Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, Channelview High School Interact Club, and volunteers teamed up to distribute 1000 Backpacks with school supplies inside, to families that drove through the line.