Every year, countless San Diego youth come to class without essential school supplies because their families cannot afford them.
Thank you for making a difference! Our primary fall distribution of backpacks helped over 750 San Diego area children and teens who got the supplies they needed to start the school year off right. We continue to distribute your donations, and you’ve currently helped over 1,000 youth this school year with complete backpacks as well as loose supplies! (9/28/2016)
We will continue to distribute backpacks and school supplies to families in need throughout the fall, winter, and spring.
SPECIAL THANKS FOR GRANT SUPPORT
Boys and Girls Foundation
Dr. Seuss Foundation
San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO)
Thank you to everyone who has already hosted a drive, filled a backpack, or contributed a grant this year! Thanks to you, hundreds of San Diego area students are ready to learn.
Still Want to Help?
It’s not too late to contribute, and we’re already preparing for next fall.
COLLECT SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Collect needed supplies in your own bins, labeled with the downloadable bin poster (below). Our current high-need items (as of 9/12/2016) include:
- USB memory sticks
- Binders (1-2″)
- Binder pouches
- Pencil boxes
- Wide-ruled filler paper
- Glue bottles
FLYERS & BIN POSTERS
Please contact us if you need a flyer file in another format.
SPONSORSHIPS AND GRANTS
We also gratefully receive donations through company giving programs, sponsorships, or grants. These donations help us to purchase school supplies to fill any gaps not covered by our community drives.
DEADLINES & CONTACT INFO
SAY San Diego receives requests from students throughout the year, so we are continually accepting donations. Please contact us with questions, to let us know you are planning a donation, or to schedule a drop-off time.