School Supply Drive for Children in Need

8th of August 2016

Many children in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties come from very little means and are often unprepared for school. That’s why, each year, our team gears up in preparation for our annual back-to-school supply drive. This year, we’ve decided to reach out to our local community to help gather essential supplies for children of all ages. These children depend on the generosity of others to fulfill this need. Our goal is to supply 150 children with complete back-to-school kits.


To kick off our back to school drive, Foundation volunteers assembled boxes for donations and contacted businesses near the Children’s Foundation of America headquarters in downtown Claremont, California. This way, people of all walks of life can connect to our cause while doing their day-to-day errands. Donations will be collected through August 31 and drop-off boxes can be found in various locations around the Village:

  • Middle-Tree Academy, Claremont
  • Starbucks, Claremont
  • A Shop Called Quest, Claremont
  • DeeLux, Claremont
  • Podge’s Claremont Juice Co., Claremont
  • Vom Fass, Claremont
  • Amelie, Claremont
  • Wolfe’s Market, Claremont
  • Wells Fargo Bank, Claremont
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, San Bernardino
  • Engrave N’ Embroider Things, Rancho Cucamonga

Update: Only two weeks in and two of our donation boxes are filling with calculators, pens, pencils, crayons and notebooks! We love the power of community! Keep it up–the more supplies we get the more children we help.

Rebecca Ustrell, Community Outreach Coordinator
Becky acts as liaison for Children’s Foundation of America. On any given day she could be meeting with potential donors, coordinating a fundraising event, recruiting volunteers and forming partnerships with other nonprofits that can benefit from the help of our foundation. Becky is currently studying sociology as well as fine art and helps organize the Claremont Art Walk. You will most likely find Becky working on freelance illustrations, playing the cello, mingling at a chamber of commerce event or volunteering in the community.

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