Oct 14, 2016

2016 Holiday Wish Drive

Inspire Joy
Inspire Joy

The gifts we receive as children inspire lifelong passions whether they be as artists, engineers, or doctors. This holiday season, together we can inspire local low-income children and fulfill their wishes.

Tony, age 5 from San Francisco City Impact wishes for a Leapfrog Learning Activity Table. To Tony, this is not just a toy. It is a tool to help develop basic learning skills that will propell him in to a brighter future.

For those children like Tony, your generosity shows that they matter in the community. Not receiving a gift can dishearten children. Your gift can encourage them to pursue their passion.

A future Artist
A future Artist
Oct 14, 2016

Sparking a Love of Knowledge

Spark a Love of Learning
Spark a Love of Learning

The final numbers are in for the 2016 Back to School Drive! Thanks to your generosity, over 39,200 local, low-income students went back to school prepared to learn and thrive. For students living in poverty, a backpack filled with school supplies provides opportunities for a bright future.

For students like those at Washington Elementary, a school in Downtown San Jose where 100% of the enrolled population are living in poverty, these backpacks will help spark lifelong passions and ignite an interest in learning.

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. You have made a positive impact in the community.

Washington Elementary Students
Washington Elementary Students
Jul 19, 2016

Wish Collection

Deliver joy this holiday season
Deliver joy this holiday season

The sweltering heat of July seems the furthest thing from the holidays but the wishes are beginning to arrive. As the requests come in, we see the bigger picture of poverty in Silicon Valley: bedding, shoes, clothes, and educational toys. The needs of the community for basic amenities grows. Struggling to pay increased rent and provide food leaves little left for holiday gifts.

Children living in these families grow up expecting little during the season of giving; children like Luis who, when asked what he wished for, replied,

“Two pillows. My mom and sister are sleeping on the floor of my grandmother’s house and I would like for them to each have a pillow.”

They may not know what poverty means but they feel its effects. Poverty should not define the memories of children. As we collect thousands of wishes like Luis’, we ask the community to gather together and aim to deliver joy to over 70,000 children and individuals. You can deliver joy this holiday season, fulfilling the wishes of those most in-need in our community.

The needs of the community
The needs of the community
 
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