VALLEJO (KCBS)— Teachers in Vallejo are starting to become known for their generosity in helping students. This week an estimated 2,000 students are getting free school supplies.
Bags of pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks and crayons are among the items being distributed to kids in the Vallejo City Unified School District. The president of the Vallejo Education Association Christal Watts said oftentimes, low-income parents simply cannot afford the supplies.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Shooting Near San Jose Park
“We have students who often come to school without any school supplies and so this is one of the ways that we tell our teachers that we can help our students and our families,” she said.