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    Hays CISD is a caring community. When people are in need, our parents, teachers, students, and staff are always eager to help. This page lists current opportunities for you to get involved. Listings are offered as a service to Hays CISD students and families, student organizations, PTAs, booster clubs, the Education Foundation, and certain other charitable funds. Listings must either be school-sponsored charitable causes or directly benefit students or district employees. 

    Note: The opportunities on this page are not necessary school sponsored or vetted. Please read the important information at the bottom of this document.

  • Support Cam and his family

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 6/21/2022

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    Cameron Doyle, HHS ‘21 graduate, has been struggling in health since diagnosed in February with #aplasticanemia, a rare and very serious blood disorder & illness. He’s been hospitalized much of the spring in order to protect his failing immune system and also receive many desperately needed platelet donations. After finding a bone marrow transplant match in his older brother, Cameron completed several days of chemo and other treatments prior to the transplant/infusion which finally occurred on June 9th after several delays. Please pray with us for his full recovery, for his & his brother’s strength & courage, his family, and for the medical team who is caring for him. 

    We also know so many of you would like to support Cam and his family in their financial burdens, especially since he has faced many weeks of hospitalization and medical care & expenses. You can contact his parents, Christopher Doyle or Amy Piland, (or family friend, Stephanie Jamail) for ways to give directly towards Cam’s financial needs.

    Venmo: Christopher-Doyle-17
    List “CAMERON fund” in comments to donate

    (#TeamCameron shirts are also available for purchase and will benefit Cam & their family as well as show our community’s strong support.)

    T-shirt fundraiser http://shop.theblockscreenprinting.com/cameron_strong


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  • Help Olivia & Vincent after Tragic Loss of Mother

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 6/15/2022

    Fundriaser to Help Olivia & Vincent after Tragic Loss of Mother

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    Chassidy Rose Caputo was a loving wife, amazing mother, successful entrepreneur and business owner, talented massage therapist, and was beautiful inside and out. A beautiful soul gone too soon, who never saw how brightly her light shined. Please pray for and protect this family in their time of need and grief. 

    To help click here.

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  • Please help the Gonzalez family

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 5/31/2022

    The Gonzalez family of Kyle, Texas, lost their entire home and most of the contents. Mr. Gonzalez, his wife, and four daughters need monetary donations at this time. Please donate to help them get back on their feet. Any amount is appreciated. We have arrangements to get them food and clothing.

    Click here to help with donations. 

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  • In Loving Memory of Barry Brinkley

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 5/25/2022

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    After a career spanning four decades of devoted service as a teacher and educator, Barry Brinkley passed peacefully on Tuesday night with his wife Cynthia and son Ben by his side. Barry was the Offensive Coordinator and Powerlifting Assistant at Lehman High School. If you've been in the weight room at Lehman High School, you'll know Barry. Shouting encouragement and motivating students as only he could. His career took him to Carrizo Springs, Laredo LBJ, and Lehman High. To the very end, Barry was passionate about working with young people and making a difference in their lives. 

    Please click here to continue.

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  • Sunshine Kids fundraiser

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 5/17/2022

    Sunshine Kids Hill Country Adventure –Kids with cancer being Kids!

    On behalf of local first responders and our community, we wanted to share details about the Sunshine Kids (SSK) Hill Country Adventure.  The SSK organization sponsors children with cancer to a week away from hospitals, treatment and pain.  Hays County will receive 24 special SSK’s and six pediatric cancer nurses for an exciting week to “just be a kid” from June 6 through June 12, 2022,.

    These special kids will get to visit our local areas such as the State Capitol, Sea World, Schlitterbahn, our rivers and other cool sights.  Many of these areas offer an opportunity for souvenirs and remembrances.  The goal is to raise $100 for each child.  If you are willing to donate towards a sponsorship, we would love to have the help.  100% of your donation will go directly to “Our Sunshine Kids”.

    You can donate via Venmo @HaysCountyCitizensAcademy-Alum 

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    When donating via Venmo please make sure to add in the notes “SSK – Hill Country Adventure Donation”… or drop off cash or a check to Jeri Skrocki at Central Administration.

    A big shout out to our first responders and all of the volunteers for what they do to give these kids some tremendous memories.  They and their families truly appreciate it.  For some more information on Sunshine Kids and what they do, www.sunshinekids.org


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  • To request a listing in this document, please send an email with information to harvest.coats@hayscisd.net .

    Listings are offered as a service to Hays CISD students and families, student organizations, PTAs, booster clubs, the Education Foundation, and certain other charitable funds. Listings must either be school-sponsored charitable causes or directly benefit students or district employees. Hays CISD posts listings at its discretion. Many listings in this document are from organizations not affiliated with Hays CISD. The district cautions potential donors to research each listing independently before making a decision to support a particular cause. The Better Business Bureau provides information about charitable giving and reviews of certain organizations.