Community Rancho Santa Fe

Backpack drive a big success

RANCHO SANTA FE — With the Helen Woodward Animal Center participating as one of the collection sites, Promises2Kids announced the organization collected 4,000 flash drives, backpacks and other school supplies during the recent Backpack and Flash Drive for abused and neglected children and youth in foster care throughout San Diego County.
Also known as the Polinsky Children’s Center Foundation, Promises2Kids received approximately $53,000 worth of much-needed school supplies, cash and gift certificates during the three-week campaign. The foundation attributes much of the success to increased bin placements throughout the community, which allowed more people to donate items.
On average, a foster child will live in at least seven different homes before they turn 18 years old. The donated items will help these children keep their schoolwork organized and intact wherever they may end up. “More people participated this year than any other year,” Hon said. Susan Golding, president and CEO of Promises2Kids. “Their generosity demonstrates the desire by many in our community to ensure that these foster kids are prepared for this school year.”
Originally founded as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County, Promises2Kids is a 29-year-old nonprofit organization. Promises2Kids is also known as Since 1981, Promises2Kids has led the fight against child abuse and neglect in the county of San Diego. For a complete list of volunteer opportunities or more information, visit

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