School hasn’t ended yet but Family Giving Tree is already planning for summer. This year our goal is to prepare 37,000 local low-income students to head back to school ready to learn. Quality education and the tools to participate in the classroom are harder for students living in poverty to access. School supplies are the cornerstone for a solid education foundation. Family Giving Tree works directly with teachers to ensure that all the supplies are what is needed for each grade level and aid in STEM learning.
No one achieves anything alone. To equip 37,000 students with needed school supplies, we need your help. It takes a community of people working together to make a difference. Don’t just donate. Donate and then share with friends and family. Consider setting up a fundraiser for your birthday or your anniversary or just because. When you get more people involved, you have the ability to help more students in need.
Waiting to learn
Mar 15, 2018
By Jennifer Cullenbine - CEO & Founder
You did it! You made a difference this holiday season. Because of you, 80,000 low-income children, individuals, and seniors in-need received holiday gifts. To give you an idea on the scope of whom we serve and where, below are some statistics on the 2017 Holiday Wish Drive:
400+ partner agencies in 65 cities
13 counties around the Bay Area
69% were children under the age of 13
8% were families with children under the age of three years old
7,000 volunteers in warehouse
Your generosity spread everywhere across the Bay Area this holiday season. Chances are you delivered joy to someone who lives near you. Thank you for all of your support and dedication. None of it would be possible without you.
You Delivered Happiness!
Dec 20, 2017
Your New Year's Resolution
By Jennifer Cullenbine - Founder & CEO
STEM learning is key!
As the New Year approaches and resolutions are made, consider making yours to support a child’s education. Family Giving Tree believes that all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, deserve the opportunity to thrive in the classroom.
Backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies that support STEM-related learning are essential to students. However, those students living below the poverty line live in families that must choose between paying rent and buying food. This leaves these necessary school supplies behind, along with their learning potential.
Your support provides these students with more than just a backpack. It provides them opportunities and possibilities.