Campaign seeks school supplies for homeless youths

By From page A4 | May 28, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A campaign is underway to help more than 1,700 homeless students who attend Solano County schools have school supplies.

People can drop off donations at various locations from June 2 through July 28. Among the items needed are backpacks – no solid red or blue colors – alarm clocks, lunch bags, binders, binder dividers, pencils, color pencils, erasers, paper, highlighters, crayons, glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, flashcards, notebooks, pencil pouches, rulers and calculators, a Solano County Office of Education press release said.

Locations are the Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield; Golden Hills Education Center, Building 7A, 2460 Clay Bank Road, Fairfield; Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive, Fairfield; Sutter Medical Foundation care centers at 2700 Low Court, Fairfield, and 770 Mason St.; and Vacaville Sutter Solano Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Vallejo.

People can also drop off items at all Travis Credit Union locations in the county: 5075 Business Center Drive, Fairfield; 1340 Gateway Blvd., Fairfield; 131 Sunset Ave., Suite A-1, Suisun City; 2570 N. Texas St., Fairfield; 659 Skymaster Drive, Travis Air Force Base; 2010 Peabody Road, Vacaville; 11 Cernon St., Vacaville; One Travis Way, Vacaville; 2020 Harbison Drive, Vacaville; 1450 Ary Lane, Suite C, Dixon; 1796 Tuolumne St., Vallejo; and 836-C Southampton Road, Benicia.

For more information, contact the Solano County Office of Education’s Homeless Youth Services Program at 399-4863.

Solano County, the Solano County Office of Education, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Educational Partnership Foundation of Solano, Travis Credit Union, Cordelia Library and Sutter Medical Group are supporting the regional campaign.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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