Nearly 3,700 Listening Devices Given to Students in San Diego Thanks to SDCCU Stuff the Bus 

Extra funds from campaign helping students acclimate to the new distance learning environment by providing supplies needed for success 

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (September 23, 2020) — SDCCU® Stuff the Bus, held in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and iHeartMedia San Diego radio stations, is making a big impact in the lives of students in need this year. Not only were a record number of filled backpacks supplied to students experiencing homelessness, but more than 1,600 headphone sets and over 2,000 earbuds were purchased with the extra funds from the campaign to set students up for success in the new distance learning environment implemented this year due to COVID-19.
These listening devices were requested by several districts to assist students experiencing homelessness in accessing class. Many of these students are either in noisy or crowded home environments, or just need assistance being able to concentrate in a distance learning environment.
“We are grateful for the extreme generosity of our community,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. “Not only did these donations make it possible for the SDCOE to fulfill all requests received, but the additional funds were able to provide valuable devices to help eliminate one more barrier to learning.”
Due to COVID-19 SDCCU Stuff the Bus was held online this year with monetary donations accepted through August 31. The total amount donated for SDCCU Stuff the Bus was $130,900 which was used to fill 7,724 backpacks and provide over 2,000 Passion Planners, 24,000 face masks and a total of 216,912 school supplies to better prepare students for success as they head back to school this year.
SDCCU Stuff the Bus aligns with the Live Well San Diego initiative. SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, SDCOE and iHeartMedia are proud Live Well San Diego partners. The County Board of Supervisors launched Live Well San Diego in 2010 with the goal of achieving healthy, safe and thriving communities across the region by partnering with community and city leaders, schools, businesses, non-profit organizations and residents.
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