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13th Annual School Supply Drive

Colored pencils

Learn about UC San Diego's school supply drive.

Teachers spend a lot their own money buying supplies for their students. Help us alleviate their burden.

Supply Pick Up/Drop Off

Contact Susan Collier, Scollier@ucsd.edu, to arrange the supply drop off. She will arrange to meet you at the storage room to accept their supplies.


August 5 - September 13, 2019

What They Need

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

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.
  • Just a reminder: We cannot accept any materials that were purchased with UCSD funds.

UC San Diego Bookstore

The Bookstore has generously offered to 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:

2018 Schools Helped

  • Rosa Parks Elementary
  • Logan Elementary
  • Dewey Elementary
  • Clover Flats Elementary
  • Palmer Way Elementary
  • Encanto Elementary
  • Fallbrook Street School
  • DePortola Elementary
  • Avondale Elementary
  • Rancho Elementary
  • Vista Grande Elementary
  • Highlands Elementary
  • Pence Elementary 
  • Balboa Elementary
  • Preuss UC San Diego Elementary / Middle
  • Roosevelt Middle
  • Millennial Tech Middle
  • Jacumba Middle
  • Knox Middle
  • Montgomery High
  • Mountain Empire High
  • Southwest High 
  • Housing on Merit After School Program
  • Bayview CDC After School Program 

Thank You 2018 Local Sponsors!

  • ADP
  • Convance                
  • SmartDrive