K to College Assembles Kits for Needy Children
By Monica KcKenzie, Santa Clara Weekly
More than 20,000 children in the Bay Area identify themselves as homeless. In Santa Clara County alone, over 4,500 youth are living without shelter and basic comforts, making it nearly impossible for families to provide their kids with basic needs.
On May 9, nearly 400 volunteers for K to College arrived at the Santa Clara Convention center to assemble 10,000 school and dental hygiene kits that will be distributed locally. The nonprofit organization with sponsorships from Huawei Technologies, Target, Kaiser Permanente, Give Something Back Office Supplies and SummerHill Housing purchased between $60 and $65 in school supplies for each kit, more than $500,000 in total, geared toward preK through fifth graders.