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Escondido Students Facing Housing Insecurity Receive Assistance from Community Volunteers

Escondido Students Facing Housing Insecurity Receive Assistance from Community Volunteers
Group of people wearing blue aprons pose with duffle bags packed for donation.

The Assistance League of Inland North County recently gave nearly 50 duffel bags to graduating seniors who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity in the Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) through the Operation Duffel Bag program.

The students each received a bag with more than 35 items, including a personal blender, bungee cords, laundry bag and detergent, a sleeping bag, $175 worth of gift cards, a solar-operated battery pack, a pillow and blanket, first aid and tool kits, and personal hygiene products, among other items. The contents total approximately $450 in value. 

For nearly a decade, through numerous programs the nonprofit has supported the district’s students who are experiencing homelessness.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of community organizations like the Assistance League of Inland North County,” said EUHSD Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “Our students, particularly those most in need, have benefitted tremendously from their programs.”

Over the years the organization has also supported EUHSD students through its Operation School Bell program, computer donations, and scholarships. The Assistance League of Inland North County, with its more than 100 members, volunteer their time to make sure young people are provided for. Its nine programs are funded by proceeds from the Assistance League's Thrift Shop, located at 2068 East Valley Parkway.

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