St. Paul’s PACE, a program that cares for San Diego’s most frail and low-income seniors, is hosting their annual St. Paul’s Essential Needs Drive (SPEND), kicking off on Saturday, Oct. 26 – Make a Difference Day – through Dec. 15. Each year, the drive is meant to encourage San Diegans to donate essential need items or small gifts.
St. Paul’s PACE cares for seniors; through this drive, San Diegans are called to help too! The program has close to 1,000 seniors and the goal is to provide essential need items and fall/winter items this holiday season to all participants.
There are three donation drop-off locations – open Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. – at St. Paul’s PACE Day Centers:
Downtown St. Paul’s PACE San Diego 111 Elm Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 677-3800
Chula Vista St. Paul’s PACE Chula Vista 630 L Street Chula Vista, CA 91911 (619) 271-7100
El Cajon St. Paul’s PACE El Cajon 1306 Broadway El Cajon, CA 92021 (619) 551-7400
All items must be new and are asked to be unwrapped. Items of need include:
• Food gift cards (Vons, Albertsons, anywhere that sells food) • Dried/non-perishable canned goods • Cleaning supplies • Laundry detergent • Fabric softener • Dish sponges • Blankets • Socks • Sweatshirts • Denture cleaner • Eye glass cleaners • Handbag/purse/wallet • Heater or fan • Toilet paper/paper towels • Facial tissue • Hygiene care items: o Shampoo o Body wash o Deodorant o Toothbrushes o Toothpaste o Hair brush/comb o Razors o Shaving cream
To make a cash donation, please visit www.StPaulsSeniors.org. For more information on St. Paul’s PACE, please call 1 (833) PACE NOW or visit www.StPaulsPACE.org.