Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Let’s start kids on the right track with everything they need in a backpack!

For families living in their vehicles at our Safe Parking lots, parents building a healthier home through the Positive Parenting Program, or families in our Desert Vista Supportive Housing, a fully-stocked backpack can be a gamechanger as their kids head back into the classroom.

Two Ways to Take Action

Build an Ultimate Back-to-School Kit

  • 1 Backpack
  • 1 Lunch box
  • 1 Reusable water bottle
  • 1 Pack of loose-leaf, lined paper
  • 1 Pack of pencils
  • 1 Pack of black pens
  • 1 Pack of highlighters
  • 1 Pack of crayons OR colored pencils OR washable markers
  • 1 Folder OR 1 Three-ring binder
  • 1 Bottle of school glue OR 1 Pack of glue sticks

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

Sponsor a Student

$50 = 1 fully-stocked backpack.
If you don’t have time to build a Back-to-School Kit, you can still make a big impact by leaving the assembly to us.

Our goal is to provide 100 kids with backpacks and school supplies by the end of August.