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Promises2Kids Back to School Drive Through August 23, 2010
« on: August 04, 2010, 07:22:41 PM »
2010 Back to School Backpack & Flash Drive August 2010

The public can make donations at the following San Diego public collections sites through August 23, 2010:

•Promises2Kids (9440 Ruffin Court, Suite 2, San Diego, 92123)
•Alliant University (10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, 92131)  - The Center for Undergraduate Education lobby by the bulletin board
•Scatena Daniels Communications (2911 Adams Ave, Suite #10, San Diego, 92116)

Promises2Kids invites you to participate in the 2010 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 2 to August 23, 2010. 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 2010-2011 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.”
The Backpack and Flash Drive for Kids drive culminates with a “live” drive on Mon., August 23, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at WalMart in Kearny Mesa, located at 4840 Shawline Street, San Diego, Calif. 92111. Promises2Kids volunteers will staff large collection bins at the store location for donations from the public. The public and local businesses are encouraged to host mini-collection drives in their neighborhood, school, church or workplace and then bring them to the live collection drive as well. If a collection site is unable to bring the items to the August 23 event, then Promises2Kids will arrange for pick-up by Boyer Moving and Storage, a longtime partner to Promises2Kids.

For the Back to School Wish List, go to:

For the Back to School Flyer, go to:

For the Participation Form, go to

To host a collection site or to volunteer, please contact Laurie Spears at Promises2Kids at 858-427-1112.

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