GRS Giving Place

The Giving Place was designed with the district's foster care and homeless population in mind, as well as students and families who have suffered hardships.

Identifying students in need

GISD case managers work with campus counselors across the district to identify opportunities for assistance. The Giving Place is not open to the public and will only operate through school counselors confidentially identifying a student in need.

Counselor referrals

Campus counselors must first complete a referral form and ensure that help from campus resources and local charities has been exhausted. Once an official need has been established, a custom-made care package is prepared and delivered to the student’s campus or home within 24 to 48 hours.

Items distributed to those in need

  • School uniforms
  • Jackets
  • Belts
  • Shoes
  • Hygiene products
  • Backpacks
  • School supplies


A monetary contribution or donation of goods will help the GRS Giving Place continue its mission as a thriving and functional resource benefiting the students of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse.

Donate to the GRS Giving Place by dropping off items at the Student Services building. Brand-new tangible items such as clothing, shoes and grooming products as well as monetary contributions, such as personal checks and gift cards, are all welcomed.

Contact us

To learn more about the GRS Giving Place, contact:

Student Services