Ecole Claire Fontaine & VCC Education Committee Holiday Backpack Drive

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November 18, 2019

Dear Families and Friends,
Together, as a family of area schools, we are gathering backpacks stuffed with necessary items for children living in cars, on the streets, in shelters, tents and foster homes. This year the number of foster & un-housed LAUSD students is sobering – 317 children, that we know of, do not have a permanent home to return to at the end of a school day.

As a school we need to collect at least 30 backpacks filled with -- blankets, brushes, combs, $25.00 Target or Walmart gift cards, shampoo & conditioner, socks, toothbrushes & paste, colored pencils & markers, erasers & pencils, glue sticks, highlighters, ink pens, notebooks, pencils, sharpeners, wide-lined paper.

The backpack checklist is attached so the contents remain consistent and we can ensure every backpack has each of these items in it. Make it a family affair or get together with friends and make it a group project.
Bring your filled backpack to Ecole Claire Fontaine or Coeur d'Alene's office by December 9th.
The Backpack Flyer is below and can be downloaded here . Please spread the news.
Donations through Fundly are also welcome: 
Thank you,
Friends of Coeur d’Alene Elementary School
Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Committee

Joelle Dumas, Director
(310) 314-9976