School Supplies Drive


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 year and our teachers and schools have been hit particularly hard. Not only are they on the frontline of the COVID Crisis, caring for their children and their many students, but they also are being impacted by a state budget crisis. It’s well know 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%)

We can help! Let’s make this, the 10th consecutive year for the JCC School Supply Drive, the best year yet! Please help support Journey’s School Supplies Drive by purchasing some supplies. Due to the ongoing COVID crisis, donations will be accepted only if purchased through our AmazonSmile Charity List. Such purchases are made online and shipped directly to Journey, thereby reducing handling! 

Donations accepted through August 5.

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.