Community Involvement, Rehabilitation

Re‑entry volunteers help with school supplies

Five women with books and supplies in front of them.
The five volunteers joined others to help stuff bags full of school supplies.

On August 6, five clients from the Custody-to-Community Re-entry Program-San Diego volunteered to help package school supplies for Supply Bank.

The re-entry volunteers worked three hours assembling the bags stuffed with school supplies. In all, over 10,000 back-to-school bags were prepared for less fortunate children.

The five volunteers said this was the first time they had participated in an activity to give back to the community.

Volunteers used terms like “emotional, humbled and grateful” to describe their experience.

Supply Bank is a non-profit organization providing “stigma-free” access to essential supplies.

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