Apr 9, 2019

Putting the Art back in STEAM Education

Education powered by STEAM supplies
Education powered by STEAM supplies

Science. Technology. Engineering. ART? Math. That’s correct. STEAM education is the enhancement of STEM learning by incorporating the arts as a way to teach core subjects such as math and science. Studies show that adding in subjects like art, music, and theatre help students, especially those from low-income families, excel academically across the board in their other classes.

Family Giving Tree believes in the power of STEAM education and supporting students in learning. At every grade level, each backpack you provide has appropriate school supplies that aid in STEAM learning. Whether it’s math flashcards, washable markers and construction paper for elementary students, or calculators, rulers, and colored pencils for middle and high school students; your donations can provide opportunities to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

When students are prepared to learn, they feel confident in their participation and the ability to grow their skills for the future. For 2019, you can make a difference by supporting Family Giving Tree’s Back-to-School Drive. Ignite their imagination. Spark their joy of learning.

Ready to learn and succeed
Ready to learn and succeed
Excited to learn!
Excited to learn!
Jan 10, 2019

Mid-Year Needs

New backpacks and supplies
New backpacks and supplies

As students return from their winter break, we remember the joy they felt only four months ago when they first received their backpacks at the beginning of the year. But the school year is half over; students and teachers alike are running low on supplies with little funds with which to replace. Students coming into a new school half way through the year without the tools they need, teachers running out of basic supplies to fulfill mid-year needs.

 

Luckily, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our community in 2018, Family Giving Tree was able to distribute extra backpacks and school supplies that are able to fulfill the constant need in our partner schools. Your support means students like those at Burnett Middle School are able to focus on school work and learning instead of worrying about running out of paper or losing their only pencil.

 

We couldn’t do this without you.

The confidence of having the tools you need
The confidence of having the tools you need
Jan 9, 2019

Wishes Fulfilled; Memories Created!

Joy Delivered
Joy Delivered

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has ended. Thanks to community support, every child on our list and waitlist received their gift. But did you know Family Giving Tree helps more than just children? Homeless adults, seniors in-need, and teens are all included in our Holiday Wish Drive. Unfortunately, their wishes are often are the last to be fulfilled, if fulfilled at all.

 

Imagine it’s the holidays. You’re sixteen and watching your younger siblings joyfully unwrapping their gifts. As the oldest child, you don’t expect to receive anything, only to be overjoyed when you open that special sweater you wanted. Fast forward: you’re 88 years-old residing at a senior center. The holidays don’t mean much to you. You don’t have any family and you haven’t even received a gift in over 15 years. Now imagine being handed a special gift - carefully selected for you. That beautiful robe will not only keep your body warm but also remind you that someone cares.

 

As we wrap up our Holiday Wish Drive with our partner agencies and our waitlist organizations, please remember that so many of the memories you helped create this season impacted those in our community who feel overlooked the rest of the year. Your efforts not only provided gifts but also unexpected joy and light in the world of our recipients. Thank you.

Surprise and excitement from wishes fulfilled!
Surprise and excitement from wishes fulfilled!
 
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