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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Child Support Services and Community Beyond Violence Collaborate on School Supply Drive

A tan backpack overflows with schools supplies.

Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services (SNRDCSS), in collaboration with Community Beyond Violence (CBV), is seeking donations of new backpacks and school supplies for children aged 5-17. Our agencies share a common belief that healthy families and relationships are of the utmost importance for a vibrant community. We are excited to help local children in need start their school year prepared with a backpack full of school supplies. 

The support of the community is imperative to the success of this drive. Please join SNRDCSS and CBV in their effort to help kids feel confident and ready to learn as they enter the 22-23 school year!  

In addition to donations of new backpacks, the school supplies needed include pencils, colored pencils, crayons, highlighters, spiral notebooks, paper (wide and college-ruled), scissors, erasers, rulers, folders, glue, scientific calculators, and binders.

Drop-off Locations

Backpacks and supplies may be dropped-off beginning May 31, 2022 during regular business hours at the following locations:

Eric Rood Administrative Building Front Lobby 
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 

Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA

Brighton Greens Resource Center Front Lobby
988 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA

Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated. Volunteer shoppers will utilize 100% of monetary donations made to purchase needed supplies and backpacks. Monetary donations can be made payable to Community Beyond Violence and may be made in person or mailed to:

SNRDCSS 
Attn: Josie Garcia
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959

Please note “School Supply Drive” in the payment memo. CBV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations both monetary and articles are tax deductible.  

For questions regarding the drive or to arrange for pick-up of supplies from a local business or organization, please contact Josie Garcia with SNRDCSS by phone at 530 265-7124 or by email

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