Students in South Pasadena Unified School District’s Extended Day Program put together aid packages Monday that will be distributed to homeless persons along Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles by the program’s staff. Last year, program director Jerome Robertson recalled, a staff member gave the pair of shoes on her feet to a homeless man.


Now in its fourth year, Monday’s event was appropriately scheduled for one of the District’s four staff development days. Robertson said he hopes that the activity will teach kids in the program to help those who are less fortunate.

Donations to the program from parents and community organizations included blankets, water bottles, deodorant, hand sanitizer, chap stick and socks. Robertson said that he plans to shift the focus of future outreach efforts to items such as blankets and socks that will provide the homeless with lasting comfort.


Harry Yadav has served as the Editor of the South Pasadena Review since January of 2018. Born and raised in South Pasadena, Harry graduated from South Pasadena High School in 2012, where he played golf and basketball and wrote for the Tiger newspaper. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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