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Stuff the Bus logo with San Diego County Credit Union photo of wrapped school bus

Stuff The Bus 2017 - THANK YOU!!!

During the last school year, more than 22,000 children were identified as homeless in San Diego County.  The San Diego County Office of Education partnered with San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®) to collect school supplies for students experiencing homelessness with the Stuff The Bus supply drive.

This year the Stuff the Bus supply drive generated: 
3,165 Elementary Backpacks (filled with primary school supplies)
2,032 High School Backpacks (filled with secondary school supplies)
1,240 Empty Backpacks
6,437 Total Backpacks

Supplies Distributed: 215,652!
85,896 Crayons
5,197   Erasers
5,197   Glue Sticks
1,583   Index cards
25,320 Markers
10,484 Packs of paper
32,182 Pencils
4,181   Pencil Sharpeners
1,583   Ruler
1,585   Scissors
1,583   Pencil pouches
2,036   Packs of color pencils
4,224   Highlighters
3,165   Subject folders
2,032   Binders
12,532 Pens
12,352 Mechanical pencils
50        Arts & Crafts Supplies
1808    Passion Planner
2664    Bottles/tubes of sunscreen
The San Diego County Office of Education would like to thank everyone who participated to make this effort such a success.  The campaign exceeded our expectations and we are thrilled with the support we received this year.   All of our school districts and charter schools will have filled, quality backpacks for their students, which enables them to start their school year prepared and ready to learn.  
The generosity of the community, including local businesses was astounding!  Thank you to Passion Planners, Vessel Bags and Coola who provided our students with high-quality planners, backpacks and sunscreen. 
For additional information, please contact Susie Terry at 619-683-9340, ext. 30.