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Drop-off centers established around the County, including SDSU, UC, coastal and East San Diego areas


January 27, 2010 (San Diego) – “Watching the horrors unfold on television, we wanted our students, our future leaders, to understand that they can make a different in the world through Gimilut Hasadim, deeds of loving kindness,” said Dr. Jeffrey Davis, upper school principal at San Diego Jewish Academy.


The school is collecting supplies from the public through Friday to deliver to victims of the Haiti earthquake.

 SDJA is partnering with Latet, an Israeli humanitarian group that has been in Haiti since last week. Latet, which has 13 years of experience in disaster relief, will deliver supplies collected by SDJA to those in need in Haiti.

Tom and Linda Oakley of Allied Movers in Poway have donated all boxes, tapes and their shipping expertise. Parents and kids are pitching in with donations of medical supplies, food, diapers, and more.

“We want to teach the kids that we’re all connected and we need to take care of each other, and that at any age you can make a difference,” said parent volunteer Ann Jaffe.

Donations may be dropped off at SDJA at 11860 Carmel Creek Road, San Diego from 7:30 to 4 p.m . Wednesday and Thursday, and from 7:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

The school has arranged additional drop-off centers including:

Chabad of SDSU, 6155 Montezuma Rd., San Diego 92115 (East County)
The Place Kosher Market, 6499 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego 92115 (East County)

Congregation Beth El, 8660 Gillman Dr., La Jolla 92037
Chabad of UC, 3813 Governor Dr., San Diego 92122
Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla 92037
Shampoo Tool, 406 N. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach 92075

A regularly updated list of items needed may be found here. Presently, SDJA is accepting the following high-priority items:

1. Anti Diarrhea Medication - Generic Imodium - Available At Costco $5.39 For 400 Caplets.

2. Non Aspirin Pain Reliever - Generic Tylenol - Available At Costco $8.59 1000 Caplets.

3. Topical Antiseptic - Neosporin - Available At Costco Two One Ounce Tubes $9.99.

4. Surgical Gloves - Available At Costco

5. Hand Sanitizer - Available At Costco or Home Depot

6. Dry Baby Formula- Available At Costco

7. Energy Bars - Available At Costco

8. Diapers - Available At Costco

9. Topical Antifungal

10. Bandages

11. Gauze

For more information, visit http://www.SDJAcares.com.

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