LACOE Hosts Donation Drive-Through for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Tue Feb 27 13:57:00 PST 2024

Thousands of supplies distributed to students experiencing homelessness by LACOE's Homeless Education Program.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education's Homeless Education Program (HEP) organized a special drive-through distribution of supplies for students experiencing homelessness. This event, made possible by American Rescue Plan funding and the integration of Stuff the Bus Donations, provided a wide array of essential items including backpacks, arts and crafts, toys, socks, puzzles and more.

Collaborating with Baby2Baby, HEP distributed over 2,100 lap desks, 5,000 Elementary backpack supply kits, 7,500 Junior high backpack supply kits and 7,500 young adult hygiene kits. Over 105 local educational agencies across L.A. County benefited from this drive, which is the first of three happening this year.

About HEP

LACOE's HEP provides assistance to school district and charter schools as they serve and support their student experiencing homelessness. LACOE HEP works to help district and charter maintain compliance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act, an integral part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. LACOE HEP focused on ensuring that student experiencing homeless are enrolled, attending school, and thriving during their academic experience.

For more information on resources for students and families experiencing homelessness, visit