You may drop off donations between August 1 to August 19, 2011 at Promises2Kids (9440 Ruffin Court, Suite 2, San Diego, 92123)
Stay tuned for a listing of additional drop-off locations.
The donations of backpacks and flash drives are essential in providing each child with a system to keep all of their schoolwork and computer assignments organized. The organization hopes to collect 5,000 backpacks and flash drives, as well as other much needed school supplies during community campaign.
On average, a foster child will live in at least seven different homes before they turn 18 years old, and these donated items will be key in helping them stay on top of their work throughout the 2011-2012 school year. “The school classroom is often the most stable environment for children in our care,” says Hon. Susan Golding, president and chief executive officer, Promises2Kids. “The flash drives we collect help keep their schoolwork intact and they can take it with them wherever they end up.”
To host a collection site, please contact Susanne Torre at 858-427-1107. To volunteer, contact Aunde Rose at 858-427-1101.
Promises2Kids invites you to participate in the 2011 Back to School Backpack and Flash Drive to collect school supplies for children and youth in foster care in San Diego. Local businesses, churches and community groups will host collection points throughout the community from August 1 to August 19, 2010.