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2021-2022 Academic Year

Brayden founded PILT on August 20, 2021 with Camila, Kiara, and Lauren as its founding members representing 3 schools in 2 San Diego County school districts.  Initially through 2 projects, and later through 6, PILT's focus was to assist PATH San Diego's unhoused and newly-housed clients as well as those in transition.  In this 1st year of operation, PILT engaged community partners such as IKEA San Diego, the Helen Woodward Animal Center, and the San Diego Humane Society to support PATH.  Lauren left PILT and Kelly joined, and by the end of the school year, PILT was represented at 7 schools in 4 San Diego County school districts.


October 1

- Holiday fundraiser launched on GoFundMe for PATH to purchase 700 blankets and tins of cookies as presents for supportive housing residents.

- Through Ms. Montes, Frau Lewis, and Ms. Cuevas Hernandez, Albert Einstein Academies Charter Schools are exploring cafeteria food rescue possibilities to help PATH San Diego's unhoused clients.

October 4

PILT's Cafeteria Food Rescue pilot program is launched at Helix Charter High School with the support of English department chair, Aleen Jendian, and food services supervisor, Mr. Calvin Herbin (Brayden)

October 6

- PILT introductory screencast presentation to Albert Einstein Academies Charter Middle School ASB. (Brayden)

- AEACMS ASB joins PILT as the 4th partner school.

October 8

PILT introductory Zoom meeting with EJE Academies Middle School principal, Mrs. Janet Vasquez, and the student leadership advisor, Mr. Juan Samaniego (Brayden & Camila with Hayley representing PATH)

October 9

EJEMA joins PILT as the 5th partner school

October 15

PILT - SDUSD meeting with Ms. Janet Whitehead and Mr. Robert Brady to discuss food rescue possibilities in district schools (Brayden & Camila with Ms. Struben and Hayley representing PATH)

October 22

Camila meets with Mission Bay High School's vice principal to discuss cafeteria food rescue.

October 23

PILT makes its social media debut with Instagram #pilt_pathyouth (Camila)

October 24

PILT launches its Facebook account PILT4PATH (Camila)

October 25

Meeting with Helix Charter High School Key Club leadership about making welcome home baskets for PATH San Diego's residents who are moving into a permanent home for the first time (Brayden & Lauren)

October 30

9 a.m. Zoom meeting with PATH Interim Housing Case Manager, Patricia Tyler, to discuss the type of support veterans need (Brayden)

October 31

Lowe's in Santee donates hundreds of dollars worth of cleaning supplies (Brayden)


November 8-10

Clothes Drive Challenge at Helix Charter High School to benefit PATH San Diego's veteran residents (Brayden & Lauren)

November 15

1,078 items of clothing from the Clothes Drive Challenge delivered to PATH's supportive housing sites, "Connections," "The Link," and "Valley Vista" (Brayden)

November 19

IKEA San Diego donates over $2,300 in furniture and soft furnishings for PATH San Diego's clients (Brayden)

November 22

World Mission Church of God and Ms. Tina Colera of Helix Charter High School donate 1,000 pairs of socks to PATH San Diego (Brayden)


December 10

Friday weekly donations of rescued cafeteria food from Helix Charter High School to PATH's senior supportive housing site "Trinity Place" begins (Brayden)

December 16

Camila receives Mission Bay High School principal's approval for cafeteria food rescue.

December 17

- EJEMA in El Cajon donates 49 care kits to PATH's La Mesa outreach teams (Brayden & Lauren)

- Albert Einstein Academies ASB donates 178 lbs of food collected through a schoolwide initiative to PATH "Connections." 

- Helix Charter High School delivers 410 items of food to senior residents at "Trinity Place" (Brayden)

December 22

Chef Calvin Herbin, food services supervisor at Helix Charter High School, sponsors a festive Christmas Dinner for the 52 senior residents at PATH's permanent supportive housing site, "Ivy," while Danielle Rainey of Studio 2053 donates the decor for the event.

December 23

PILT's GoFundMe holiday fundraiser for PATH collects $2,384 to purchase blankets and cookies for supportive housing residents.


January 7

La Mesa Dental donates boxes of travel sized toothpaste. Received by Brayden.

January 10

Schoolwide drive at Helix Charter High School for household cleaning supplies requested by formerly unhoused veterans living at PATH's supportive housing site, "Zephyr."

January 28

- PILT launches "PATH Pets" to support unhoused and newly-housed pets and emotional support animals of PATH San Diego's unhoused and newly-housed clients.

- Brayden and Ms. Struben Zoom with representatives from the San Diego Humane Society (Lauren Rogers) and Helen Woodward Animal Center (Gail Young) to discuss collaboration.

January 31

Brayden delivers donations received through PATH Pets gift registries on Amazon and Target to the Homelessness Response Center (HRC) downtown. 


February 3

Helix Charter High School donates over 6,000 cloth masks to Brice Miachalek of PATH's La Mesa Outreach (Brayden & Lauren)

February 17

La Mesa Courier interviews Brayden and Lauren for an article.

February 18

IKEA San Diego delivers IKEA's "Random Acts of Kindness Day" pillows and blankets donations to PATH "Connections" (Brayden and Lauren)

February 25

Camila delivers Mission Bay High School Outreach Club's donation of care kits to PATH San Diego.

March 2022

March 4

Canyon Hills High School Key Club partners with PILT taking the number of partner school/club collaborators to 6

March 5

St. Martin of Tours Academy in La Mesa becomes PILT's 7th partner school. SMA's 5th through 8th graders adopt 4 PILT projects to benefit PATH San Diego's unhoused clients and supportive housing residents.

March 21

Ms. Struben arranges for Brayden to meet with PATH's CFO, Sandy Oluwek, and Chief Compliance and Administration Officer, LaKeishia Childers to discuss a DBA account for PILT to operate under PATH and qualify for a bank account.

March 22

St. Martin of Tours Academy 6th graders donate 40 care kits to PATH (Brayden)

April 2022

April 4

Helix Charter High School donation drive yields 178 cans of shelf-stable food for veteran residents at PATH's supportive housing site, "Zephyr (Brayden)

April 15

- Camila and her family cook and serve East Dinner to the 77 senior residents at "Trinity Place."

- Brayden and Lauren accept a donation of cat and dog toys from Canyon Hills High School Key Club

April 19

St. Martin of Tours Academy donates welcome home baskets, supplies for senior residents, and pet food and supplies to PATH San Diego (Brayden)

April 25 - May 6

Helix Charter High School's class of 2025 holds a Cleaning Supplies Drive Challenge to benefit PATH San Diego's interim residents (Brayden & Lauren)

April 29 - May 13

Scripps Ranch High School chapter of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) holds a care kits drive for PATH San Diego (Kiara)

MAY 2022

May 13

Hayley Bratt, PATH San Diego's Community Affairs Associate, joins PILT as the Interscholastic Liaison.

May 14

PILT launches a new project - "Garden Support."

May 20

La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club donates hygiene products for unhoused community members (Brayden)

May 28

Mission Bay High School Homeless & Hunger Awareness (HHA) Club donates 120 pairs of socks to PATH San Diego (Camila)

May 30

Kiara drops off Scripps Ranch High School's California Scholarship Federation (CSF) care kits to PATH.

JUNE 2022

June 1

Camila drops off Mission Bay High School Outreach Club's donations of dental hygiene products, clothes, hats, and handmade soaps at PATH "Connections."

June 8

Brayden visits AEACMS to talk about PILT to ASB members.

June 10

Kelly Easley joins PILT to manage PILT's social media.

June 19

Ms. Struben and Brayden meet with PATH Los Angeles' Associate Director of Community Affairs to discuss "PILT-LA."

JULY 2022

July 7

San Pasqual Valley Soils donates 1.5 cub yards (40.5 cubic feet) of raised bed garden soil, fertilizer, and worm castings for the community gardens at "Connections" and "Ivy" which Brayden delivers.

July 8

Hunter's Nursery in Spring Valley donates succulent cuttings to "Ivy" (Brayden)

July 14

Brayden has a party at "Zephyr" to celebrate PILT's 1st anniversary.

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