May 7, 2014

S.T.E.M. for the Future

Excited to be prepared!
Excited to be prepared!

Thank you for your early investment in our children’s future. With 80% of new jobs requiring proficient skills in science, technology, engineering, and math it has become increasingly important that we reduce the barriers to excel in school.  Giving these students the tools they need to do their homework and participate in the classroom gives them the opportunity to succeed and help break the cycle of poverty.

Currently, our staff is collecting requests from schools in need for the coming school year. In August we will distribute the backpacks that we will receive at our warehouse.

As the campaign continues, we wanted to share the impact your donation will have on the students. An elementary school teacher writes, “The students aren’t preoccupied with what they need. They come in with more confidence. The backpacks and school supplies gives them ownership over their learning and that’s a powerful thing.” Thanks for helping provide the tools for our children to thrive in school and pursue their dreams.

Thank you so much!!
Thank you so much!!
Taking ownership over learning
Taking ownership over learning
Feb 21, 2014

Wishes Fulfilled! Joy Delivered!

A little boy hugs his new backpack
A little boy hugs his new backpack

The holidays are over and children have headed back to school from the winter break. For many, the second half of the school year will be more enjoyable because they possess the materials needed to fully participate in the classroom.

Thanks to your donations, we were able to exceed our goal of providing 181 supply filled backpacks to children in need by 7! Because of your generosity, 188 Bay Area children woke up to the backpacks and supplies they wanted and needed the most.

We were able to distribute these wishes via our Holiday Warehouse to the agencies who work with the children and their families. Jacob, Director at InnVision Shelter Networks in San Mateo explains, “The look on the kids’ faces is priceless when they get the gifts. I love that the kids know they are being thought of and cared about in the community.”  

On behalf of the children we help, thank you!

"I love Minnie! She's my favorite."
"I love Minnie! She's my favorite."
Thank You!
Thank You!
Feb 10, 2014

Kicking Off the Back-to-School Drive!

A new backpack brings big smiles to a little girl
A new backpack brings big smiles to a little girl

What a great way to jumpstart our 2014 Back to School Drive! Thank you for all of your continued support!

With 80% of jobs created in the next decade requiring STEM skills, these backpacks and supplies which you helped provide can help break the cycle of poverty for children by giving them the tools they need to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

As of today, your donations will help 49 students get ahead of the curve and come into the classroom prepared to learn. According to Geoff Vu from the Roots Academy in Oakland, donations like these “relieve a tremendous burden that no child or family should have to carry”. On behalf of the children we help, thank you!

Our Back to School warehouse opens in the beginning of August. There the backpacks will be stuffed, sorted according to school, and picked up for distribution to the students before the first day of classes for the 2014 school year.

Ready for school
Ready for school
The tools needed to succeed in the classroom
The tools needed to succeed in the classroom
 
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