Dec 20, 2017

A Day of Celebration

A grateful agency picking up gifts!
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!
Wishes waiting for distribution!
Oct 2, 2017

2017 Back-to-School Success!!

Tools for Learning
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!

Classroom Engagement
Classroom Engagement
Sep 27, 2017

Holiday Wish Drive 2017

Wishes fulfilled
Wishes fulfilled

The leaves are changing, the nights are cooler, the days are shorter, and Halloween candy in stores signals that summer is officially over. The holidays are fast approaching. For many, this is a time of celebrating gift giving with family and friends. For those we serve, it is a reminder that they cannot provide those happy memories for their children.

Family Giving Tree has already been preparing for December since July to collect wishes from the over 300 partner social service agencies in the twelve counties we serve. We can’t do it alone. You can provide 80,000 Bay Area children and individuals in-need with joy by granting their specific holiday wish.

During this Season of Giving, your donation will provide joy to children like Aundrey, age 5, from our partner agency Betty Howard Day Care wishes for a Doc Mcstuffins Doc Doll or a Princess sleeping bag.

You have the opportunity to give joy to someone who doesn’t expect the community to care. Will you take it?

Fulfill my wish!
Fulfill my wish!
 
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