Last school year, more than 20,000 children were identified as homeless in San Diego County. Kids face many hardships. School supplies should not be one of them.
The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is once again partnering this summer with the San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU®) to collect thousands of dollars in online donations to purchase much-needed pencils, pens, binders, crayons, backpacks, and more during the SDCCU Stuff the Bus campaign. A portion of donations will also assist San Diego Youth Services in providing meals for homeless youth through its various food programs.
This year’s Stuff the Bus campaign will be collecting monetary donations online and in person at any Ralphs or Food 4 Less grocery store in the county. Donations are welcome in any amount; for example, $20 will cover the cost of a backpack filled with supplies for an elementary-age student, while $25 will cover the cost of a backpack and supplies for a secondary-age student.
Donations are welcome in any amount; for example, $20 will cover the cost of a backpack filled with supplies for an elementary-age student, while $25 will cover the cost of a backpack and supplies for a secondary-age student.
The SDCCU Stuff the Bus campaign, which runs through July 31, also partners with local iHeartMedia radio stations Star 94.1, JAM’N 95.7, and Channel 93.3 for special appearances and live interviews.
In 2020, the Stuff the Bus campaign raised more than $130,000 in monetary donations to help purchase more than 7,700 backpacks filled with supplies for San Diego County students.
Thanks to our partners for their contributions:
- Ralphs and Food 4 Less
- iHeart Media
- San Diego Youth Services
If you have questions, please contact Susie Terry.