Calling all of Bill's Elves!

Child Protective Services needs our help! There are nearly 8,000 children in the San Antonio area who have been abused or neglected and are now under the care of Child Protective Services, and we'd like to make sure each of them gets a good start to the new school year!

Please join KENS 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor, AFFCU and Atlas Floors Carpet One as we collect school supplies!

The 2018 Bill's Elves School Supply Drive is proudly sponsored by:

Atlas Floors Carpet One Air Force FCU

There are many ways to participate:

  • Drop off your new school supplies at AFFCU locations from July 23 to August 6, 2018.
  • You also can bring supplies to the KENS 5 Studio, 5400 Fredericksburg Road, now through August 6.
  • Donate to the Bill's Elves fund online: Link coming soon!

This year, Bill's Elves also will host several drive-thru events:

Friday, July 27 | 4 - 7 p.m.

Target @ The Forum

8234 Agora Parkway, Selma, TX 78154

Friday, August 3 | 4 - 7 p.m.

Target @ Alamo Ranch

5355 West Loop 1604 North, San Antonio, TX 78253

Monday, August 6 | 4 - 7 p.m.

Whataburger

8319 State Highway 151 (Hwy 151 & Loop 410), San Antonio, TX 78245

Wednesday, August 1 | 4 - 6:30 p.m.

KENS 5 Bill's Elves Phone Bank

Make a monetary donation... Watch KENS 5 Eyewitness News at 4, 5 and 6 for number to dial!

Here's the list of most-needed school supplies (in the order of priority):

  • Uniforms
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Binders (3-ring, various sizes 1 - 3 inch)
  • Folders with pockets, some with brads (all colors)
  • Highlighters
  • Markers (not permanent or sharpies)
  • Coloring Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Calculators
  • Socks
  • Spiral notebooks (all colors)
  • Notebook paper
  • Yellow writing tablets (8.5 x 11 wide ruled)
  • Dividers
  • Pencils
  • Pens (blue, black, and red)
  • Pencil (supply) Boxes
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Index cards with lines (3x5)
  • Crayons
  • Rulers
  • Zipper cases (large, mesh zipper cases for binders)
  • Glue Bottles or Sticks
  • Construction paper
  • Graph paper
  • Erasers
  • Protractors
  • Kleenex tissue
  • Toiletry items (sample or travel size)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Latex gloves for science projects
  • Post It Notes
  • Batteries (double and triple A sizes)
  • Ziploc gallon and quart size bags
  • Dry erase expo markers (low odor)
  • Sheet Protectors
  • Composition Books

KENS 5 STUDIO

5400 Fredericksburg Road

San Antonio, TX 78229

More information: (210) 366-5000

AFFCU LOCATIONS:

  • Main Branch: 2250 Kenly Avenue, Bldg. 1298, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX 78236
  • Valley-Hi Branch: 151 Valley-Hi Drive (Outside Airman’s Gate), San Antonio, TX 78227
  • Corporate Headquarters: 1560 Cable Ranch Road, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78245
  • Ingram Branch: 3103 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78238
  • Quincy Branch: 501 Quincy Street, San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Guilbeau Branch: 7853 Guilbeau Road (two blocks west of Bandera Road), San Antonio, TX 78250
  • 3009 Branch: 6000 FM 3009, Suite 206, Schertz, TX 78154
  • Del Rio Branch: 200 Ave C, Del Rio, TX 78840

ATLAS FLOORS CARPET ONE LOCATIONS:

  • North Central Showroom: 17100 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78232
  • Northwest Showroom: 10242 W Loop 1604 North, San Antonio, TX 78254
  • Accounting Department & Warehouse: 2411 Brockton St., San Antonio, TX 78217

Thanks for helping out! It's important for San Antonians to work together to make sure that these children have the best opportunity to succeed in the new school year!