100.7 San Diego is partnering with Kids4Community to help provide backpacks for all the students attending Perkins Elementary School.
We're collecting new/unused school supplies until Friday, August 16th. You can drop off the donations at the 100.7 San Diego studios at 7677 Engineer Road, weekdays from 9a-5p. Everyone who donates will get tickets to the Del Mar Races.
Perkins Elementary is a school in Barrio Logan, where over 30% of the students are homeless. Because of this, many kids are unable to obtain the school supplies necessary to start off a successful school year.
Join us on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00a-11:30a, to help stuff 550 backpacks filled with school supplies, toys, snacks, and hygiene supplies.
Register today to join the 100.7 San Diego crew and help the students at Perkins Elementary School kickoff a successful school year!
- Travel size hygiene supplies (e.i shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste)
- Non-perishable snacks (e.i granola bar)
- Travel sized board games
Kids4Community was founded by young community organizer Kenan Pala with the help of friends and family. Kenan’s primary goal was to encourage other children his age and younger (like his brother) to get involved in their communities. Kenan’s first major charitable project was setting the Guinness World Record for largest mosaic created using cardboard boxes in 2016. Together, he and his fellow students did a food drive to collect cereal boxes and then put them together to set a record that is officially recognized by Guinness using cereal boxes destined for a local food bank.
The world record was fun for the students involved and allowed Kenan to engage with his fellow students for the project efficiently. They were motivated not only by chance to set a world record but also by the idea of helping those in need. It is these types of activities that we hope to implement with Kids4Communities to get more children and families interested in charitable work.