Each year, various schools within the CISD participate in the Penny Race benefiting the Back to School program. The Back to School program provides school supplies for children in Crowley Independent School District, which covers 70 square miles. There are many children whose families need help just providing for the basics. Having new school supplies at the beginning of the school year helps the children's self-esteem and makes beginning school a joy. The Crowley House of Hope provides hundreds of school supplies and uniforms for hundreds of students each year, at a cost of about $10,000 annually.