School supplies to be handed out to Vallejo kids in need

October 13, 2013 4:47:28 PM PDT
Two thousand bags full of pencils, pens, notebooks and other school supplies will be handed out in Vallejo next week to help out families in need.

For the fifth consecutive year, members of the Vallejo Education Association, or VEA, will hand out the supplies to local students and their families.

The VEA, which is affiliated with the California Teachers Association and represents educators in the Vallejo City Unified School District, spent about $10,000 on this year's school supply outreach effort, according to CTA spokesman Mike Myslinski.

"As educators, we understand that investing in our students and schools means investing in our community's future," said VEA president Christal Watts.

"Even though the economy is getting better, many of the families we serve are still struggling in Vallejo," she said.

Vallejo Friends of the Library are also donating several hundred books for students to take home along with the school supplies.

School supplies will be given out on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Omega Boys and Girls Club at 1 Positive Place, at the Springstowne Library at 1003 Oakwood Ave. and at the John F. Kennedy Library at 505 Santa Clara St.


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