News Review
9/11 Day of remembrance & Service Fundraiser
Posted Date: 7/30/2014

As part of a continuing tradition, The Center for Student Involvement students and staff are once again sponsoring our annual “Pack a Backback” fundraising to benefit “School on Wheels”, a non-profit organization which serves homeless children by providing mobile tutoring services for much of Los Angeles county.

This event provides a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, and to remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world.

For those of you who are not familiar with the 9/11 day of service, the mission is “to honor the victims of 9/11 and those who rose to service in response to the attacks by encouraging all Americans and others throughout the world to pledge to voluntarily perform at least one good deed, or another service activity on 9/11 each year. In this way we hope to create a lasting and forward-looking legacy -- annually rekindling the spirit of service, tolerance, and compassion that unified America and the world in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.”

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Here are the details:

We need donations of new backpacks and school supplies for the homeless children. Your donations will help them to meet the challenges of succeeding in school and improve their lives.

Our goal is to collect 50 new backpacks filled with school supplies.

Please feel free to bring your donations to the Center for Student Involvement in SM 267 until September 10, 2014 (so we can pack up boxes). Any donation is appreciated.

NEW school supplies needed:

  • Backpacks
  • binders
  • subject dividers
  • homework folders
  • staplers and staples
  • pencils, colored pencils, pens
  • highlighters
  • glue sticks
  • pencil sharpeners
  • pencil boxes or pouches
  • basic school and/or scientific calculators
  • 3-ring paper
  • notebooks
  • erasers
  • crayons
  • markers
  • arts and crafts materials

Please bring donations to the Center for Student Involvement in SM 267. We will also remind you of our efforts once classes begin so that you can share with your students.

If you have any questions, email us at or call us at ext. 5580.

Thank you,
Students and Staff of the Center for Student Involvement