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!
5,197 Glue Sticks
1,583 Index cards
10,484 Packs of paper
4,181 Pencil Sharpeners
1,583 Pencil pouches
2,036 Packs of color pencils
3,165 Subject folders
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.