Volunteers Stuff a Thousand Backpacks for Military Kids

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Thousands of San Diego children are preparing to instrumentality to school. However, the outgo of going backmost to schoolhouse is simply a load for excessively galore of those families.

That’s wherefore Operation Homefront and its volunteers spent Friday packing hundreds of backpacks afloat of schoolhouse supplies.

“Pencils, calculators, pencil sharpeners, crayons, markers, highlighters, conscionable each the needed items to commencement the schoolhouse year,” listed Operation Homefront Area Manager Sarah Stempien.

Stempien said it costs astir $900 to nonstop a kid backmost to schoolhouse with caller apparel and schoolhouse supplies similar backpacks and lunchboxes. That’s wherefore Operation Homefront and its partners spent Friday stuffing a 1000 backpacks for its yearly Back-to-School Brigade. Stempien said it’s 1 of their halfway household enactment programs.

“This helps easiness the load for the subject families,” she said.

It gives parents a interruption and gets kids excited for school.

“It’s truly satisfying to cognize you’re helping people,” said unpaid Riley Lincoln, a rising Bishop’s School freshman. “I conscionable similar seeing their smiles erstwhile they recognize they get to conscionable spell to school.”

“For me, that’s 1 of the champion parts: I emotion having the kids helping each different and serving each other,” smiled Stempien.


San Diego County families registered up of clip to person 1 of the backpacks afloat of schoolhouse supplies. They’ll beryllium distributed Saturday greeting successful San Carlos and adjacent period successful Oceanside.

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