To help their hard-hit community and the families they teach, members of the union representing educators in the Vallejo City Unified School District will spend four nights this week supplying much-needed school supplies and books that the union is donating to 2,000 Vallejo students. The donating starts Monday, making this the third year in a row that educators are helping students with free supplies.
“As educators, we understand that investing in our students and schools means investing in our community’s future,” said Christal Watts, president of the Vallejo Education Association. “Families are struggling in Vallejo. We continue to see the need to help our students by providing them with some of the school supplies they need and deserve.”
Teachers will distribute to students 2,000 bags of pens, pencils, notebooks, coloring pencils, crayons, erasers and bookmarks at four locations in town. High school students get calculators. In addition, students will get free books to take home and enjoy, thanks to the donation of many boxes of books from the Vallejo Friends of the Library.