Many families are struggling. With high unemployment, and more than 30 million students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools across the country face severe budget cuts and lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies. The Brothers of Rho Xi Chapter are dedicated to providing those in need of school supplies with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. Rho Xi Chapter conducted a school supply drive at their 40th Anniversary Family and Friends Picnic. As a result, the Brothers of Rho Xi Chapter were able to donate school supplies to Polk Elementary School and Lanier Middle School in Brazosport Independent School District on October 2, 2017. The supplies will also help those students that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.