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St. Paul's Pace Hosts Annual Essential Needs Drive For Local Seniors In Need


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until December 15, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE 111 Elm St., San Diego, CA 92101, 111 Elm Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

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, October 26 – Make a Difference Day – through December 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – at
St. Paul’s PACE Day Centers:

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
-Denture cleaner
-Eye glass cleaners
-Heater or fan
-Toilet paper/paper towels
-Facial tissue
-Hygiene care items:
*Body wash
*Hair brush/comb
*Shaving cream

To make a cash donation, please visit For more information on St. Paul’s PACE, please call 1 (833) PACE NOW or visit

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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