Last week’s heavy rain was no match for a couple of local businesses determined to equip Pasadena ISD students in need with the tools necessary to have a successful school year.
Comcast representatives Gabriel Ramirez, Candace Young and Jon Anderson dropped off $700 worth of school supplies for students at Richey and Mae Smythe Elementary Schools. Keller Williams realtor Victor Palomares delivered $600 worth of supplies and donated a check to benefit students at Fred Roberts Middle and Pasadena High schools.
“Comcast is happy to be able to provide the supplies necessary to help Pasadena ISD students be successful in school,” Gabriel Ramirez, Comcast representative said. “The community always gives so much to us, so this is our way of giving back.”
Each campus recipient presented a certificate of appreciation to the donors. As an extra token of appreciation, Mae Smythe employees distributed school t-shirts to Comcast representatives. Martin Moffett, the school’s principal, said he is happy to see local business partners support Pasadena schools.
“I can’t thank Comcast enough for the generous gifts of school supplies for students,” Moffett said. “We need a family and community involvement is an important part of our family. It means a lot to the students and it shows based on the smiles and the high fives. We are incredibly thankful to Comcast for helping us start our journey.”
A Dobie High School alumnus, Palomares, understands the challenges associated with going back to school. This was his way of paying it forward.
“I know what it is like to not have school supplies,” Palomares said to a group of Roberts Middle School students. “I wanted to provide you with supplies so you don’t have to go through that same experience. I challenge you to use the supplies to learn and accomplish great things in school.”
Mae Smythe Elementary