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San Diego State University

Mortar Board

Backpack Stuffing

Backpack Stuffing is a project to support the national project of Mortar Board–“Reading is Leading”–and to promote literacy.


SDSU-USD Backpacking 2




Each year the SDSU and USD Chapters and the Alumni board meet at SDSU or USD to stuff backpacks with school supplies for disadvantaged students. 


Students stuffing backpacks


Fifty backpacks are given each year. Thus far, backpacks  have been distributed to an orphanage in Mexico, the Polinsky Center, the Monarch School, the Linda Vista Middle School, and Cajon Middle School. 


SDSU-USD Backpacking Event 3