Moving Forward Together

Whether kids are heading back to the classroom this fall or learning virtually at home, let’s set them up for success!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers, parents, and kids are struggling to prepare for what will be an uncertain and unpredictable school year. Many families are facing financial challenges and young students will be in stressful learning environments. With your help, we can ensure San Diego students have the school supplies they need to thrive. Together, we can provide 200 kids with essential supplies during these challenging times and set them up for a successful school year.

Take Action

Drop off completed Back-to-School Kits

Drop off times: Monday–Friday, 2:00–4:00pm
Schedule a different time by emailing Stephanie Press at [email protected]

Two Ways to Take Action

1. Sponsor a Student

$50 = 1 Back-to-School Kit

If you don’t have time to build a Back-to-School Kit, you can make a big impact by leaving the assembly to us.

2. Build the Ultimate Back-to-School Kit

Preschoolers (ages 3-5):

  • 1 Backpack
  • 1 Lunch box
  • 1 Reusable water bottle
  • 1 Child’s face mask
  • 1 Pack of pencils
  • 1 Pack of washable markers
  • 1 Folder
  • 1 Bottle of school glue OR
    Pack of glue sticks
  • 1 Pack of sanitizing wipes
  • 1 Tissue box

Virtual At-Home Learners:

  • Earbuds/Headset
  • Miniature whiteboard
  • 1 pack of dry erase markers
  • 2020–2021 Planner
  • 1 Pack of loose-leaf, lined paper
  • 1 Pack of black pens
  • 1 Pack of pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 1 Three-ring binder
  • 1 Pack of colored pencils

Drop off completed Back-to-School Kits at:

Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Turk Family Center, Community Services Building
8788 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123

Drop off: Monday–Friday, 2:00–4:00pm
Or schedule a different time by emailing Stephanie Press, Family and Children’s Hub Coordinator, at [email protected]

Our goal is to provide 200 kids with school supplies. The deadline for drop off is August 15th.


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