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LVTRise to equip students for back-to-school

Posted Aug. 5, 2020

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LVTRise is hosting a back-to-school drive-thru for school-aged students in the Las Vegas Trail community and the 76116 ZIP code.

Stop by Aug. 15 at 8201 Calmont Ave. Physical exams will be administered from 3-6 p.m. Preregistration is required by calling 817-703-7458. Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed from 4-6 p.m.

Donations of backpacks, lunchboxes, notebooks, pencil boxes, pencils, crayons and other basic school supplies are being sought. Organizers are also accepting school uniforms, tennis shoes and other necessities to equip students in the Las Vegas Trail area. The best time to drop off donations is 8-10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project, known as LVTRise, is a partnership of private companies, human service organizations and government agencies aligned to improve the lives of residents in the Las Vegas Trail community, which encompasses 1.7 square miles in west Fort Worth and includes mostly multifamily and single-family residences.

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