VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Photo Share: Backpacks - San Diego
October 11, 2007 by Kate Sands Adams
|Photo: the IRC|
Oct. 11, 2007 - From Sharon Darrough in the IRC's San Diego refugee resettlement office:
"Over the summer, the IRC in San Diego conducted a backpack drive to collect backpacks for every refugee child starting school this fall. 20 groups and individuals donated 90 backpacks filled with school supplies. IRC staff and volunteers handed them to families who would have had a hard time providing these necessary items for their children. The generous donors helped to make sure these refugee children had a good first day in the US school system."