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School Supplies Drive

Download a shopping list and place donations in a collection bin around campus or purchase supplies online using our AmazonSmile Charity List and have the supplies shipped directly to Journey. Donations accepted through August 1. Thank you!

Caring For Our Students | Supporting Our Teachers | Helping Our Schools

Journey Loves Its Teachers!

This includes the many teachers who are connected with Journey as well as those who teach at one of Journey’s four partner schools – San Miguel Elementary School (Lemon Grove); Bancroft Elementary School (Spring Valley); La Mesa Arts Academy; and Monte Vista High School.

It’s been a tough season and our teachers and schools have been hit particularly hard. It’s well known that teachers often end up covering a significant part of their classroom need out of their own pocket. Did you know that:

  • 91% of teachers buy basic school supplies for their students;
  • 2 of 3 teachers (67%) purchase food or snacks to satisfy the basic nutritional needs of their students — even ones who already are enrolled in their schools’ free or reduced – price meal program.
  • 1 in 3 teachers purchase clothing for children, including jackets, hats and gloves (30%) or shoes and shoe laces (15%)

Thank you for your help in loving our teachers!

Would you like to help with the preparation and delivery of these gifts to the teachers? It’s a wonderful experience! Contact David Merk.