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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.


  • Assistance for Mary Parrish

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 1/23/2023

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    Barton middle school custodian, Mary Parrish, was recently diagnosed with cancer. While she has only been at Barton for a short time, she is already loved by many and is a valued member of our team. Mary has been working for the district since this summer and has strong ties to Hays CISD as her children and many grandchildren have attended Hays CISD schools over the years and both her daughters work for the district. 

    As with any cancer diagnosis, the bills and time off rack up quickly. Mary and members of her family are having to spend extended periods of time in Houston while undergoing treatment and are missing work and income. A Go Fund Me has been set up to help Mary and her family, as they battle this disease, to help with medical bills and expenses while under treatment.  Her daughter, Christy Maples, is also able to accept Venmo donations that will go directly to Mary.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Click here to access the Go Fund Me

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  • Fundraiser for Cynthia Smith

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 1/5/2023

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    Kent Smith's wife Cynthia was diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2019. They are struggling to pay for the mounting medical bills. Please read their story below. 

    "We have two boys, Trace 9, and Sean 3, who are the light of our lives. No matter the cost, this fight will go on for them. It has been an emotional as well as a physical battle for Cynthia, but the boys bring things into focus for us. Any help is greatly appreciated, whether it be financial or simply prayer. The help and kind words we have already received have given us more hope than anyone could imagine. Thank you all for reading our story!"

    Click here to donate

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  • Donations to rent a billboard in Kyle for Fentanyl Awareness

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 12/2/2022

    Hello, I'm Janel Rodriguez. I am the mother of Noah Rodriguez. My son passed away August 21, 2022 due to fentanyl poisoning. Noah was 15 and a sophomore at Johnson High School in Buda, Tx. Since my son's passing, I have been on a mission to spread fentanyl awareness across our community. I have spoken at schools, churches, any group who will give me 15 minutes! I am now seeking donations to rent a billboard in Kyle, Tx which will display the 3 teenage boys who passed away due to fentanyl poisoning just this summer in Hays County. I have the billboard booked from January 8th to April 8th. Every donation is appreciated. Thank you!

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/awareness-billboard

     

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  • LMC: Helping the Allison Family

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 11/18/2022

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    The Allison family lost their home and belongings on Saturday, November 12. Loving Mountain City and all of Mountain City would like to help the Allison family in any way we can. They will have a lot of expenses in the coming days with replacing all clothing, household goods, and furniture. I have set this go fund me as one way to come together to support the family during this challenging time. The Allison family greatly appreciates any donation of any size.

    Please click on the image of the home to be redirected to the gofundme page.

     

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  • In Loving Memory of Noah Rodriguez

    Posted by Harvest Coats on 8/23/2022
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    Noah...what can I say? He was a beautiful soul with a HUGE, KIND and GENTLE heart. He was goofy and smart. Noah had a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. He had two little sisters he loved very much and was excited to get to know his new little brother, whom they welcomed into the family two weeks ago.
    Noah, in our hearts, you will always be...
    Your LOVE, LAUGHTER, and your SMILE are forever imprinted on our lives.
    As many of you know, there are expenses anytime there is a family loss.I am asking for help for the Dunn family during this difficult time. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated; no gift is too small.
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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.