by Photo courtesy of the Chula Vista Police Department

The Chula Vista Police Department School Resource Division is seeking donations for it’s 10th annual Shoe and Sock Drive for youth in the community.  

Selected students will be invited to Solo Shoes at 664 Palomar Street to choose new shoes and socks on Nov. 20. In partnership with the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD), South Bay Community Services (SBSC) and the Chula Vista Police Foundation the drive will provide socks and shoes to the youth in need under 18 years of age. 

The last Shoe and Sock Drive took place prior to the pandemic on Sept. 21, 2019. Donations to supplement 500 youth were requested by police. The CVPD currently serves 21 middle and high schools, and 44 public schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District in addition to other charter schools.

CVPD SRO's work closely with school nurses and principals, as well as counselors to identify the needs of youth who live, go to school or attend counseling services in Chula Vista. The CVPD School Resource Officer Program provides leadership and a safe learning environment for the students, staff, and parents of school communities to develop and maintain a positive partnership with the school districts, other agencies, and community groups.

Contributors are asked to send monetary donations to the Chula Vista Police Department, Attn: Officer Marcela Ruvalcaba, SRO Unit, 315 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910. Checks should be made payable to the Chula Vista Police Foundation. Include “SRO Shoe and Sock event” in the memo section. 

For any questions or additional information regarding the drive, contact Officer Ruvalcaba via email at or call (619) 585-5704. 

The Chula Vista Police Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax-deductible. 

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