Each year, the UC San Diego community comes together to collect much needed school supplies to distribute to disadvantaged schools across San Diego County. Now in its 12th year, the annual UC San Diego School Supply Drive was a huge success with more school and art supplies, books, backpacks and lunch bags collected than any previous year. The success of this event would not be possible without a team of dedicated UC San Diego staff volunteers and the generosity of our UC San Diego community. Twenty-four San Diego county schools and after-school programs received four large boxes of supplies and approximately 20 backpacks each. Thank you to the students, staff, faculty and community partners who participated by hosting drop-off sites, helping spread the word and generously donating time and supplies to the cause.
Thank you to our staff volunteers: Bryan Hurley, Gloria O'Connor, Susan Collier, Sonia Howell and Debbie Centeno. Not pictured: Anjelica Baker and Mitzy Martinez.