Tools for Schools


Each year, the Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club funds the Tools for Schools program for Tustin Unified School District students.  Each year over 200 backpacks and numerous school supplies are collected and delivered to students. 

Above is some of the distributed  in 2012 at Estock Elementary School’s multipurpose room. Front row, from left, Estock students Steve Moreno, fourth grade; Milagros Resendiz, first grade; Chelsea Moreno, third grade; and Julian Garcia, fourth grade; back row, Rotary member and Tools for Schools Chair Susan Shahidi; Estock parent Johanna Avellaneda; Rotary President Gerry Aust; Estock parent Reyna Moreno, Nancy Lev, TUSD Director of Elementary Education; Jody Black, TUSD Director of Personnal Services; Estock community liaison Soledad Rivera; and Mark Eliot, New Generations Director and TUSD Director of Communications.

Tools for Schools Program Helps Students Start the Year Off Right

The Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club collects over 200 backpacks, each filled with school supplies, for elementary students in the Tustin Unified School District as part of its annual Tools for Schools project.  The backpacks and school items were donated by Rotary Club members and provided to students at Helen Estock Elementary School for the new school year.

Tools for Schools – A group of Rotarians recently delivered the backpacks and school supplies to Estock School.  In the photo, from left, TUSD Superintendent and Rotary member Dr. Greg Franklin, Estock Principal Nancy Jenkins, 2011-2012 Rotary President Garry Heath, Rotary President-elect Gerry Aust, Rotary Tools for Schools chair Susan Shahidi and Estock community liaison language specialist Soledad Rivera wat first grader Jorge Santoyo, fourth grader April Garcia and first grader Cristo Santoyo display their new backpacks.

Mark Eliot
Director, Communications and Public Information
Tustin Unified School District