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School Supply Drive

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Learn about UC San Diego's school supply drive.

Last year UC San Diego departments brought much needed supplies to 16 classrooms. Help us make this year even more successful.

11th Annual UCSD School Supply Drive

August 1 - September 15, 2017

  • Spiral notebooks, binders, binder paper, drawing pads
  • Crayons, colored pencils, markers, highlighters, paints, art supplies
  • Kid's books and software (including large print books)
  • Backpacks and lunchpails
  • Pens, pencils, erasers, rulers
  • Coloring books, activity books, flashcards, stickers
  • New and gently used kid's clothing and shoes

Note: The 11th Annual School Supply Dive ends Friday, September 15.

All donations need to be at the Campus Services Complex Bldg. C by Friday afternoon so they can be sorted on Saturday.

To drop off supplies, go into the south end of CSC Bldg. C and ask anyone for directions to the office where we are collecting the school supplies (there are no numbers on the rooms in this building). Thank you for your donations!

How it works

  • The UCSD community donates supplies to collection boxes hosted by departments.
  • We collect the school supplies and distribute them to disadvantaged schools across San Diego County.

UC San Diego Bookstore

The Bookstore has generously offered a 20% discount on school supplies purchased for donation to the 11th Annual School Supply Dive. They will also host collection boxes in the store for you to drop off your donations.

Amazon wish lists

For your convenience, we are offering Amazon Wish lists again this year.

The lists have a default campus shipping address. Susan Collier with RMP IT at TPCS has graciously agreed to accept deliveries. If you prefer, you can change the address to your home or department. You are welcome to ship to the campus address.

Donation locations

  • Bioengineering
    • PFBH 141
  • Capital Program Management
    • TPCS 465
  • Central Research Facility
    • CRFS 241
  • Chemistry Student Affairs
    • York Hall 4010
  • Executive Vice Chancellor Office
    • UC 106
  • Facilities Management
    • Campus Services Complex
    • Bldg C kitchen
    • Bldg D front desk
  • Geisel Library HR
  • Nanoengineering
    • SME 240H
  • Office of Clinical Trials Research Administration
    • ACTRI 2EC10
  • OPAFS
    • TPCN 1st floor
  • Reproductive Medicine 
    • ECOB 2nd floor 
    • Business Office
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy
    • Dean's Office 1st floor 1151
  • Warren College Deans Office