Women Lawyers Donate Sneakers for Students

Women Lawyers Donate Sneakers for Students
Posted on 12/09/2015
This is the image for the news article titled Women Lawyers  Donate Sneakers for StudentsThe Women's Law Section of the Cameron County Bar Association is helping needy Los Fresnos CISD students again.

As part of its Sneakers for Students program, the attorneys collaborated with the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, the First Family Network of Cameron County and sponsors for shoe vouchers to Payless Shoe Source stores for 153 students.

The group targeted the nine school districts in Cameron County, and made sure students at each district received funds based on enrollment. The students identified will receive gift card vouchers of one pair of shoes.

Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation was the anchor sponsor. First Family Network has also been anchor sponsor.

"We've gotten very good support from the community and the school districts," said Estela Chavez-Vasquez, President of the Women's Law Section. "The participation has also increased. We raised $5,000 the first year, $10,000 last year and $15,000 this year."

Students were selected by the Advanced Academics offices, which works with counselors around the district.

"We believe in the cause to give back to the community and the difference that we can make to the children in need," Chavez-Vasquez said. 

Pictured with Los Fresnos CISD Superintendent are Chavez (left) and Valerie Garcia, member of Women's Law Section.
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