Employees at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital “adopted” 29 local students during Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s annual school supplies drive – donating new clothing, backpacks and supplies to help those less fortunate start the school year off right.


Fort Bend Rainbow Room provides a wide range of emergency resources for caseworkers assisting families in crisis. Snack items, diapers, toiletries, clothes, toys and more are all new and available 24/7.


“Receiving new clothes and supplies can make a significant positive impact on children in need,” said Tonya Lewis, executive director of Fort Bend Rainbow Room. “Through their generosity, the employees at Houston Methodist Sugar Land helped elementary, middle and high school students feel like they fit in with their peers and that someone cares. We are so grateful to the hospital for its partnership.”


Houston Methodist Sugar Land is a long-time supporter of Fort Bend Rainbow Room and its annual school supplies drive.


“Our mission to care for our community extends beyond the hospital’s walls,” said Chris Siebenaler, senior regional vice president and CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land. “Our involvement with Fort Bend Rainbow Room gives our employees an opportunity to come together and support our neighbors in need. It’s such a rewarding project because we know we are helping young people feel better by giving them a fresh start to a new school year.”


The adopted students attend schools in Fort Bend, Lamar, Needville and other local districts. In total, more than 300 students were helped by the annual school supplies drive.


“I’m extremely proud of our employees for once again demonstrating their commitment to our community,” said Siebenaler.