Employees with San Diego County Office of Education’s
Migrant Education program will donate 15 care baskets to needy migrant families
soon as part of an annual holiday effort.
The managers of each of the program’s five areas donated
food, school supplies, laundry baskets and other necessities at a meeting Dec.
5 and plan to distribute them to the area’s neediest families later in the
month. They have given to migrant families in the area in one way or another for
“We know them very personally, because our staff works with
them on a home-visit, family-to-family basis,” said Patricia Wilcox, a
specialist with the program. “Our staff knows very personally how much in need
And that need has increased in recent years, she said.
The Migrant Education program’s Region IX is administered
through SDCOE and includes all of San Diego and Orange counties. Employees with
the program work to connect migrant families with resources schools and community