Together with Oak Springs Elementary Principal Monica Woods, the Austin ISD and Ms. Jacquelyn Hawkins of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. (and best friend of my Mom), we are proud to announce the FIRST official GERI’S LOCKER location!

Here’s two of Geri’s Grandsons, Shay and Devon Schaffner with the big announcement:

A Geri’s Locker installation will provide onsite storage of school supplies and materials to provide any student who needs materials so they can be as successful as possible in the classroom.

Geri’s Locker is a supporting program of the Backpack program, one of my Mom’s favorite programs as a Silver Soror with Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Each year, members of AKA shop and purchase backpacks and school supplies for every single student at Oak Springs Elementary at the beginning of the year. Geri’s Locker will be a resource for teachers and administrators to support the students throughout the whole year!

How can I help?

There are several ways you can help Geri’s Locker and the children of Oak Springs Elementary.

Be a Shopper – Do you like to shop? Are you a bargain hunter master or training to be? Be on our shopping team!
We receive a budget allowance and target pricing from our sponsors and a product list from Oak Springs Elementary. Our job will be to shop!
Your shopping team can have as many people as you want!
Do this on your own time in whatever location you choose!
Stuff Backpacks – In Geri Stewart’s stead, Geri’s Locker will be packing backpacks for the entire 5th-grade class during the AKA’s packing event.

This is a one-time event.
Location: Oak Springs Elementary
Time/Date: TBD
Volunteer spots are limited! Be a Hero Team Member to get first dibs! Join the Hero Team!

Make a Donation – Be a Sponsor
Donate Materials – We’ll give you a list of items needed!
Donate Funds – During the year, requests always come up. Donate to help us fulfill students’ and teachers’ needs throughout the year.

Oak Springs Sign Up

A big THANK YOU to Principal Monica Woods for leading the charge with the Austin Independent School District to support this project by allocating space on campus as well as labor and materials for the build-out! We look forward to the grand opening after the remodel is complete! Check out the before pictures below and be INSPIRED!

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