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North Coast Church to Collect Filled Backpacks to Help North County Students

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Learning from Home or at School, Students Are in Need of School Supplies

Vista CA— North Coast Church is hosting its annual Backpack Drive to help local students get ready to learn from home or school. The filled backpacks will go to local school districts and non-profit partners, who will distribute backpacks to students in need as well as local military families.
Last year’s Backpack Drive garnered more than 3,000 filled backpacks. With the help of the community, and the more than 13,000 church members, organizers are aiming to surpass the success of last year’s drive.
At this one-day event, filled backpacks as well as cash or check donations will be taken at all North Coast Church locations including Vista, Carlsbad, Fallbrook, Pauma Valley, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, and San Marcos/Escondido. The community is encouraged to drop off filled backpack donations at any church location. Filled backpacks with the suggested school supplies are preferred, however donations of new school supplies are welcome.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers are not only asking for the regular school supplies but also face masks, earbuds/headphones, and hand sanitizer so students are ready to learn from home or school.
Donations for middle and high school student backpacks are in most need. Suggested items for a filled middle or high school backpack include a backpack, mechanical pencils (12 count), blue or black pens (12 count),highl ighters (6 count), a pencil pouch, a 2 inch binder, binder dividers, 3 college ruled spiral notebooks, 3 composition books, a USB flash drive, hand sanitizer, a face mask, and earbuds/headphones.
Suggested items for a filled elementary school backpack include a backpack, pencils (12 count), pencil sharpener, erasers, Crayons (24 count), washable markers (8 count), glue sticks, a pencil pouch, 2 wide ruled spiral notebooks, a composition book, hand sanitizer, a face mask, and earbuds/headphones.
To ensure the donation process is contact-free, social distance guidelines will be followed. Organizers are asking people to place donations in their trunk. Upon arrival, pop the trunk and volunteers will remove the donations. For a church location address visit www.northcoastchurch.com.
North Coast Church
2405 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
 

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North Coast Church to Collect Filled Backpacks to Help North County Students