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 SDCOE Teams Up With Businesses and Organizations for 2011 Drive For Success

‚ÄčThe 2011 Drive For Success Project is underway and calling for donations! The project, expected to serve 13,000 homeless students, will provide free school supplies, backpacks, books, and non-perishable food items to homeless students who otherwise couldn't afford them. The items will be distributed to schools free of charge to students experiencing homelessness who are enrolled in San Diego County schools.

The Foster Youth and Homeless Education Program is currently collecting donations at the San Diego County Office of Education Foster Youth & Homeless Education Services, 8333 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92111, Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

"The backpack and supplies help students to fit in right away and ready to start class," said Sophie Lor, SDCOE Foster Youth Project Specialist. "Students will be able to start school more organized and prepared."

Partners of the San Diego County Office of Education Foster Youth and Homeless Education Services Program involved in making this project possible include, Feed the Children, United Way, California Credit Union, Macy's, North County Community Services, and the Regional Task Force on The Homeless.

"By pooling resources, reaching out to local individuals and working with generous businesses and organizations the Drive for Success Project can help students feel successful and prepared on the first day of school and carry a winning attitude throughout the year," said Lor.

Donations can be made on any number of these NEW items:

Alarm Clocks
Backpacks
Binder Dividers
Binder Paper
Binders
Erasers
Glue Sticks
Highlighters
Marking Pens
Pencil Pouches
Rulers
Crayons
Flashcards
Notebooks
Ink Pens
Pencils
Notebooks
School Scissors
Shampoo
Combs
Hand Lotion
Facial Tissue Packs
Hair Ties