Back-to-school program helps children prepare for school

(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

TRAVIS COUNTY (KXAN) — Central Austin nonprofit Manos de Cristo is helping thousands of children get ready for school.

Manos’ annual Back-to-School program runs from Monday through Friday and again on Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each weekday at the North Austin Events Center.

The program prepares low-income students for the school year by providing each child with two free sets of new clothing, socks, underwear and a new backpack filled with school supplies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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