Soon after Governor Greg Abbott issued the shelter in place order in March, Trellis Company reached out to offer support to Round Rock ISD. Trellis donated $10,000 to the District to help meet the immediate needs of students and families caused by COVID-19.
The donation provided students in the Families in Transition (FiT) program with emergency kits, hygiene items, air beds, blankets, H-E-B gift cards, and school supplies.
The Round Rock ISD Families in Transition (FiT)/ Homeless Education Program serves students in homeless and foster care situations. FiT provides opportunities and resources that might not otherwise be available for these students.
“The donation from Trellis was critical in helping us meet immediate needs for our families and easing the burden caused by COVID-19,” Desiree Le, Round Rock ISD FIT coordinator and homeless/foster care liaison, said. “We are fortunate to have support from community partners like Trellis.”
Trellis Company is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation with the dual mission of helping student borrowers successfully repay their education loans and promoting access and success in higher education. The company, which is home to 350 employees, has been in central Texas for over 40 years and is located in Round Rock.
”Supporting the needs of our community, especially those who are underserved or disadvantaged, is an important part of who Trellis is as a company,” President and CEO Scott Giles said. “We are proud to be of help, especially during a time when so many have been impacted unexpectedly.”