School supplies are cost prohibitive for many families, especially during these tough economic times, and children need our support more than ever before. In an effort to help the children of Yuma County who are most in need, Yuma Regional Medical Center created the Drive for School Supplies.
The Drive for School Supplies was established in 2000 and has continued as an annual community-wide effort involving community members, hospital staff, businesses and service organizations. This special program provides backpacks and school supplies for all grade levels to Yuma area schools including San Luis, Gadsden, Somerton, San Pasqual, Wellton and Dateland. Since its inception, the Drive for School Supplies has provided 25,788 backpacks and supplies to 54 schools and 10 organizations throughout Yuma County.
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