Think the holidays are over? Think again. The memories you helped create this past holiday season last throughout the year! So many of our recipients are touched by the fact that someone in the community cares about them. One such recipient’s story is relayed through the director of one of our partner agencies based in San Jose:
One of his clients; a family had just lost their grandmother near the holiday season. This was particularly difficult for them as she provided care to the children as the mother, who was in the process of rebuilding her life, went to work each day. The director felt especially sad for the eldest boy since he had a strong bond with his grandmother. As a result, the director decided to purchase an expensive race car set as a special treat in addition to the gift provided by Family Giving Tree. When the boy opened his two gifts over the break, much to the director’s surprise, it was the less expensive Nerf set specifically chosen by one of our donors that brought the greatest joy and hours of fun.
It’s not the price of the gift that matters; It’s the thought that counts for our recipients. Your donations at every level can bring holiday joy to those in need and brighten their world.
It's the thought that counts
Apr 9, 2019
Putting the Art back in STEAM Education
By Jennifer Cullenbine - Founder and CEO
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
Excited to learn!
Jan 10, 2019
By Jennifer Cullenbine - CEO & Founder
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.