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SDCCU Stuff the Bus is Collecting Monetary Donations for New, Unused School Supplies for the More Than 22,000 Homeless Students in San Diego County

 

School supply drive held in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and iHeartMedia radio stations—Star 94.1, Channel 93.3, JAM’N 95.7 and KOGO AM 600

 
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (July 9, 2020) - Kids face many hardships—school supplies should not be one of them. That’s why San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®) has partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and iHeartMedia radio stations in support of Live Well San Diego to collect school supplies for students experiencing homelessness. And this year, many more parents and students are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, so the need is even greater!
 
“Families and youth experiencing homelessness need resources and assistance more than ever during this uncertain time,” said Susie Terry, Coordinator, Homeless Liaison Foster Youth & Homeless Education Services at San Diego County Office of Education. “This drive will allow us to lighten the load for these families in one small way. Over the past few years, we have heard from our local schools how much it means to the families to receive these supplies. We are so grateful for our continued partnership with SDCCU that helps make this happen each year!”
 
More than 22,000 school-age children were identified as homeless during the last school year. Homelessness for school-age children can mean living in a shelter, sharing a residence with multiple families, living in a car or trailer in San Diego County or sharing a room in an apartment with relatives. Homelessness is not limited to urban, downtown San Diego—it affects suburban school districts all over the county.
 
“We encourage the entire San Diego community to support this effort and donate to help set these children up for success in the new school year. We are proud to once again partner with the San Diego County Office of Education and iHeartMedia to help make a big difference in the lives of homeless students throughout the county,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU President and CEO.
 
Monetary donations will be accepted online through July 31. You can also donate online at iHeartMedia San Diego radio stations Star 94.1, Channel 93.3, JAM’N 95.7 and KOGO AM 600 through August 1st. For more information or to donate online, visit sdccu.com/donate.
 
SDCCU, the San Diego County Office of Education 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.
 
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $9 billion, more than 425,000 customers, over 40 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.