Saturday, July 16, 2011

Help Students and Schools, Give to the Emergency School Supply Fund

In February, the San Diego Unified Emergency School Supply Fund was approved by the Board of Education. This fund is being administered by the San Diego Foundation under their 501(c)(3) IRS classification and gives parents, employees, community members and businesses the opportunity to support our schools. As we look ahead to a new school year, please consider making a contribution to fund and help ensure that students have the basic supplies they will need for a successful school year.

The San Diego Unified Emergency School Supplies Fund accepts tax deductible donations of any amount, with a goal to raise $1 million by Oct. 31, 2011. This would provide an additional $8.50 per student for every school's supply budget, monies that can be used for paper, pencils, crayons, art supplies and other materials used for instruction. Awards to school sites will be based on student enrollment numbers calculated in October 2011.

Contributions can be made by check or online. To learn how you can make a donation today, go to For more information, contact Elizabeth Blower at (619) 725-7221 or