Prepped and Ready for Back2School


After two interrupted and unusual school years, area students were ready to return to the classroom. And for 12 years, Houston Children’s Charity has worked with long-time partners Rod Ryan of The Rod Ryan Morning Show and 94.5 The Buzz to ensure they were prepared for the classroom!


On Saturday, August 7, 2021, HCC distributed more than 4,000 backpacks filled with age-appropriate school supplies to students from PreK to High School from all across the Greater Houston area. The Rod Ryan Morning show, with generous support from community sponsors and listeners, raised a record-breaking $113,345 for this year’s effort!


On behalf of the students we serve, we thank Rod Ryan, his team, and the gracious donors to this program. But now the hard work begins for those students who are back in school – taking it from prepared to prevailing!

Thank you to our Community Sponsors:

  • Whataburger
  • Maddy’s Annual Children's Book Drive
  • Charles E. Dyer, IV, D.D.S., M.S.
  • ACME Party & Tent
  • Antone's

Rod’s Angel Investors:

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Jim Adler & Associates
  • Joe Myers Toyota
  • Primeway Federal Credit Union
  • Squeezed
  • The Tricia Turner Properties Group brokered by exp Realty
  • Whataburger