August 29, 2023

CDA Provides Backpacks and School Supplies

Back-to-School Resource Fair

CDA kicked off the new school year by hosting its first Back-to-School Resource Fair last Saturday, August 19th at our Kearny Mesa office. Over 250 children and families enjoyed a memorable day of free and fun activities, including a giveaway of a backpack filled with school supplies, face painting, arts & crafts, raffles and prizes.

“Our first Back-to-School Resource Fair was nothing short of extraordinary. The fair not only provided family resources but also a sense of unity and support. What stood out to me the most was the sense of community from our dedicated team, passionate community partners, and all of the attendees. Most of all, I enjoyed seeing the smiles on children’s faces as they received their backpacks, filled with essential supplies and participating in all the different activities. It was truly a heartwarming reminder of the impact we can make when we come together as a community. I am inspired to continue our mission of encouraging and supporting the success and well-being of children, families, and child care community, knowing that through events like these, we are creating positive change that extends far and beyond. ”
Jennifer Ordinario – Family Resources Supervisor

A big shout-out to our amazing donors and volunteers for their support and to our incredible community partners who joined the event to help provide access to resources and services to children, families, and child care providers.

Community Partners in Attendance
First 5 San Diego Jewish Family Services Family Health Centers of San Diego Computers 2 SD Kids CSA San Diego CARE Community Center Easterseals Child Development Services Goodwill Industries of SD San Diego Regional Center San Diego Financial Literacy Center Shared Services Alliance Live Well San Diego 2-1-1 San Diego San Diego Public Library Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Para Las FamiliasSan Diego Housing CommissionSURVIVORSYMCA CRSSAY San DiegoChampions for Health SBCS Sharia’s Closet The Coordinated Eviction Prevention System (CEPS)

Event Donors
Team Manzon • American Assets Trust (AAT) • Hope on Wheels Initiative • Standard Ship Repair (SSR)

Enjoy a short video of our event, below