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.
Eager children ready to learn!
Dec 20, 2017
A Day of Celebration
By Jennifer Cullenbine - Founder & CEO
A grateful agency picking up gifts!
Today is a day of celebration for many; families are gathering in homes across the nation enjoying time together. As you open your own gifts today, please take a moment to think about those most in-need opening gifts for the first time and imagine their joy. Without your support, that warmth would be missing from their holiday experience. Because of you, many local, low-income families are opening their specific wished-for gifts as a part of the merriment.
There is still much work to be done. Thousands of gifts have already been distributed from our warehouse but we still have many more gifts to deliver, including wishes on our waitlist. A final count will not be ready until the New Year but we wanted to take a quick break to share our thanks for your generosity thus far.
Thank you from the bottom of their hearts and ours.
Wishes waiting for distribution!
Oct 2, 2017
2017 Back-to-School Success!!
By Jennifer Cullenbine - Founder and CEO
Tools for Learning
School is back in session and, thanks to you, over 40,000 low-income students walked into the first day of school prepared to learn. When students have the appropriate school supplies to complete homework and participate in class, their confidence soars. They believe they can succeed.
A teacher at Andrew Hill High School expresses their students’ gratitude,
“Please know all of you… are making such an important difference! With the generous backpacks and school supplies you have provided, not only will our students be better prepared for classes, but even more important, they will know that many people in our community cared for them –enough to take that extra step.”
It has been said, that you must risk failure in order to achieve great success. However, not having schools supplies that aide in the preparation for the future is too great a risk that often reaps no success. Your contributions have changed that for so many students. Thank you!