Help a Child Go Back to School

Sep 9, 2011

September has arrived and many children—my 13-year-old included—are eager to forgo another day at the beach or hanging out with mom (boring!) and head back to their friends and the classroom. But for many children, the prospect of returning to school is daunting if their families cannot afford the required supplies.

Jeffrey Lassanske and other volunteers for Pasadena’s Obama campaign are partnering with Dayone Pasadena (, a community-based nonprofit promoting youth empowerment, to collect and distribute school supplies for children in need. Target, Michaels and the always-wonderful 99 Cents Only Stores have great deals on backpacks, rulers, folders, pencils, sharpeners and all the other items that you may have already purchased for your own child (my daughter’s eighth grade list was two pages long—gulp!).

Help create a smile and a sense of security and belonging for a student who needs a little support to start his or her school year on the right foot.

Drop-offs may be made through this Sunday, September 11th—and what a better day to remember that we are all in this journey together than the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

School Supply Drive
Saturday & Sunday, September 10th & 11th, 12-5 p.m.
Jones Coffee, 693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. 626.564.9291
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