Families in the Fullerton School District can now access clothing and backpacks for free with the opening of an on-campus resource center.
On Monday, Oct. 9, the Hub officially opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tours to introduce its services to the community. Filled with hygiene products, school supplies and other essential items, the new facility is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., enabling students and their guardians to pick up any items they may need and receive assistance from district staff.
Serving more than 11,600 students at 21 schools, the district utilized funds from the American Rescue Plan for Homeless Children and Youth to update the new space and purchase supplies to fill the center alongside donations made by community members and staff.
“We are excited to share this moment with you and showcase how the Hub will serve as a beacon of hope and catalyst for positive change,” said Rossana Fonseca, director of social-emotional learning and family supports for the district. “Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of families in need.”
The resource center is located at Valencia Park Elementary School. District families can make appointments with school site staff or district community liaisons to visit, and donations can be made to the Hub through monetary support or goods.
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