October 22, 2014

Hurricane Odile Relief Efforts

Posted in REA News at 5:01 pm by ranchoencinitasacademy

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Media Contact:

Kiesha Bell

President, Rancho Encinitas Academy League (REAL)

(214) 558-9410

RANCHO ENCINITAS ACADEMY AND YACHTAID GLOBAL PARTNER TO LEAD HURRICANE ODILE RELEIF EFFORT SUPPORTING SCHOOLS IN LOS CABOS

Encinitas Private School to Host North County’s Donation Site for School Supplies and Canned Goods

 ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 21, 2014 – Rancho Encinitas Academy has partnered with YachtAid Global to lead the Cabo Relief Effort, an initiative focused on supporting schools in Mexico affected by Hurricane Odile. The school will be North County’s exclusive donation drop-off site and will be accepting school supplies and canned goods on Saturday, November 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hurricane Odile, which hit Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on September 14th, was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the area. The storm left widespread damage and devastation in southern Baja California, including the communities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose Del Cabo and La Paz. Schools damaged in these areas are currently in need of supplies in order to help students continue their education.

Donations can be dropped off at Rancho Encinitas Academy, located at 910 Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas. Due to customs restrictions, items collected are restricted to the following:

  • Non-perishable food items packaged in cans or sealed in plastic. No boxes, please.
  • School supplies including pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, rulers, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, backpacks, notebooks, reusable water bottles, lunch boxes, erasers, tooth brushes and educational games (puzzles, coloring books, memory cards, etc.).

“Rancho Encinitas Academy believes that all children have a right to quality education and a safe environment where they are encouraged to do their best – something that is true for not only our students but for children everywhere,” said Rancho Encinitas Academy Director Paul Wulle. “Because of this, and in order to provide our students with opportunities to make a difference, both in their community and in other parts of the world, we are proud to partner with YachtAid Global to support schools in Los Cabos, Mexico.”

About Rancho Encinitas Academy

Since 1995, Rancho Encinitas Academy (REA) has prepared students for high school in a child-focused, nurturing environment that encourages knowledge, creativity, self-reliance and fosters organizational skills.  REA serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.  For more information call (760) 942-2011 or visit www.ranchoencinitasacademy.com or connect with us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/RanchoEncinitasAcademy.

 About Edison Academy

Edison Academy was founded in 1990.  Housed on the campus of Rancho Encinitas Academy, the school is designed to meet the needs of bright children in grades 3 through 8 who have mild to moderate learning challenges. Students are taught methods and strategies that assist them in becoming mainstream, independent learners.  For more information call (760) 942-2011 or visit http://www.edisonacademy.com.

 About YachtAid

YachtAid Global is dedicated to delivering humanitarian, developmental and conservation aid onboard yachts to isolated as well as underprivileged coastal communities worldwide. In times of natural disasters, YachtAid Global mobilizes and shifts resources quickly to provide disaster relief in ways that others have not explored. Founded in 2006, YachtAid Global has worked with over three dozen yachts around the world, delivering tons of supplies, and helping over 50 different remote and/or underprivileged areas worldwide. Please visit www.yachtaidglobal.org for more information.

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