Nov 11, 2020

Success in the Face of Uncertainty

This past summer looked very different for everyone including Family Giving Tree. With your generosity, over 23,000 students received the necessary tools to participate in their education virtually. In addition to those backpacks, FGT worked to provide over 4,000 emergency education kits to help restock the supplies as students transitioned from the classroom to virtual learning. 

Your donations not only prepared students to learn but they provided a sense of normalcy during a time of uncertainty. Hear from one of our teachers who see the impact of your gift:

“I do home visits with many of my students each year. Some of my students share very small spaces with many other people, and their parents have to prioritize food and shelter over things like school supplies. For these kids, a new backpack or pencil case is a really special thing that can make them feel confident in school. As many of our families walk to school, a broken backpack can be devastating for one of our kids. When I know I can say, “don’t worry, we have one for you,” it makes a huge difference to that child.”


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Aug 21, 2020

Passing Along Confidence for the Road Ahead

Family Giving Tree's 2020 Back-to-School Drive is well underway, and while it has looked quite different this year, the heart of what we do has not changed. We are still providing backpacks and school supplies to thousands of Bay Area students in need, instilling them with the materials and confidence they need to enter into the new school-year.

For so many students in need, having the basic tools to learn makes all the difference. With 1 in 4 Bay Area children living in poverty, the need is great. Through your help, we will support over 22,000 students.  

As the school-year begins once again, we are in the midst of distributing supply-filled backpacks to over 120 partner schools. Not only are we empowering students to learn, but we are ensuring that families don't have to make the difficult choice between putting food on the table or providing their children with school supplies. 

Thank you for coming alongside Family Giving Tree to impact the journeys of thousands of students. When we pass along a backpack, we are passing along hope for the future and confidence to take on the present.

Jul 16, 2020

Holiday Wishes Came True!

As we enter into our 2020 Back-to-School Drive, we reflect on what really made this past holiday season special for so many Bay Area residents: the generosity of donors like you. Because of your help, Family Giving Tree was able to fulfill the holiday wishes of over 82,000 children, seniors, and adults in need. Thanks to your donation, we were able to partner with over 400 local agencies, from elementary schools to senior care facilities to shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness. 

Although making a donation may seem like a small act, your contribution makes a real impact for someone who needs hope and joy. These gifts are often the only holiday gifts that our recipients receive throughout the holiday season, and a specifically-wished-for gift tells a recipient that they are seen, known, and cared for.  

While there's so much that is unknown due to the ever-changing circumstances, Family Giving Tree is committed to serving those most in need for the 2020 Holiday Wish Drive. We are confident that, once again, we can count on our community members to partner with us to deliver joy. From the bottom of our hearts, and theirs, thank you.

 
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