July 01, 2015

3rd Annual Back-To-School Drive

Summer is here… but, before too long, it will be back-to-school time!!

To support the educational goals of our Homeboy community, we are holding our 3rd Annual Back-To-School Drive throughout the month of July.

If you can add a few school supplies to your own student’s shopping trip, please know that any contribution to this effort, large or small, is very much appreciated. It all adds up!! And we are very grateful.

Throughout this month we will be accepting school supplies for students of many ages, all of whom we hope to supply with the much needed tools for success. Aside from the 200+ school-age (K-12) children of our trainees, and the 75+ adults enrolled in community college and vocational training, there are usually over 100 students enrolled at Learning Works @ Homeboy, our charter high school in Boyle Heights. We especially want to support this partnership, since these are kids that would not be in high school if not for the wonderful program, compassionate teachers and tenacious staff of Learning Works!

We want to offer our support and encouragement to all of these students, so they feel the love from their community and the pride in accomplishing something so important. We know that an education is the gift that keeps on giving. In Homeboy-style, let's make sure they know: "We got your back!"

So, please join us in our 3rd Annual Back-To-School Drive throughout the month of July. We can accept donations of any of the following unused school supplies:

Backpacks, calculators, 3-ring binders, lined filler paper, spiral notebooks, folders, report covers, rulers, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, colored pencils, highlighters, white out, glue sticks, gift cards, etc.

We will distribute these supplies on August 3rd in a Back-To-School event. We want all of these students to succeed - and we know it takes a village!!

You can drop-off at our headquarters at 130 W. Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 from M-F 7:30am-5pm. You can also mail them to that address, ATTN: Educational Services.
Please direct questions to Sara at shaines@homeboyindustries.org.

Thank you very much for your continued support and for making this Back-To-School season less stressful for so many of those in need. We appreciate your efforts!!