Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children

by The Family Giving Tree
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Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Fulfill Holiday Wishes for 662 Bay Area Children
Scanning hope
Scanning hope

Each year Family Giving Tree strives to improve our Holiday Wish Drive to better serve the community. In this 25th year, to celebrate a milestone anniversary, Family Giving Tree is embarking on a project to better impact those most in-need; investing in the future of the organization through improved technology.

This new technology undertaking involves an updated database as well as a new project called Gift Inventory and Fulfillment Tracking System (G.I.F.T.S.), which will allow Family Giving Tree to track each gift, showing the journey from wish to joy delivered.

You can be a part of that change.  Invest in Family Giving Tree’s Funding the Future Campaign and support us as we aim to better serve the community for the next 25 years.

Tracking wishes
Tracking wishes

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My Wish Came True!
My Wish Came True!

As we look back on another successful Holiday Wish Drive, we wanted to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you for bringing priceless joy and happy memories for years to come!” Your generosity fulfilled the exact wishes of over 72,600 children and individuals in-need. You understand that delivering a specifically wished-for gift to a child in-need makes them feel valued and remembered by their community. It gives them something of their very own to cherish; knowing they weren’t forgotten.

Vanessa, 10, from Community United San Jose, “Family Giving Tree is great because they help families who don’t have enough money to buy gifts. I got a Pillow Pet which is exactly what I wished for.” Briana, 7, “My wish came true when I got my scooter.”

Together we better people’s lives through the power of giving and bring the community closer during this season of sharing. We love being able to show you the moments your generosity creates.

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What I wanted for the Holidays
What I wanted for the Holidays

For families living in poverty, the holidays are not a time of celebration. They are a painful reminder that, in a valley of immense wealth, they go without year-round. As wishes come in to our database, we too are reminded of how little they have; many wishing for basics such as bedding, shoes, clothes, and warm jackets.

A life in poverty means instability, disappointment, and saddness. A gift during the holidays brings immeasurable joy and stability to their lives. Giving a child in-need the exact gift they wished for says, "You matter" and shows them the community cares for them.

We can't do it without. As we prepare for our 25th Holiday Wish Drive with a goal of fulfilling 75,000 wishes, consider fulfilling the wish of a child in-need and providing them with the joy of the holiday season they don't often feel. To learn more about how to get involved, visit us at familygivingtree.org.

Joy Delivered
Joy Delivered
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It may be summer but our Agency Coordinator is already collecting the wishes of children in need and working with the many agencies we partner with in an effort to deliver hope and joy for the coming 2015 Holiday Wish Drive. The joy you bring and the hearts you warm by fulfilling a child’s wish makes a lasting positive impact in their lives.

One of the many agencies where we see the joy created by your generosity is the Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley whose 20 year partnership with Family Giving Tree has helped nearly 3,000 at-risk children. Fred McClasland expands on this beautiful partnership: “…because of the Family Giving Tree and its generous donors, our kids get something very special--the gift they want--and they love it. We are so thankful to those donors! What we are doing today is laying the groundwork for these children. We’re investing in their future.”

Your generosity during the holidays brings immense joy to the lives of low-income children and their families. Because of your investment, their future is brighter.

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25 years of delivering hope & joy to those in need
25 years of delivering hope & joy to those in need

Thank you so much for your generous support of our 2014 Holiday Wish Drive. This past drive saw tremendous growth in the number of wishes fulfilled. In addition to the 71,600 wishes fulfilled, we embarked on a video project to showcase all the joy the Holiday Wish Drive brings titled “Journey of a Wish”. Through interviews with children, parents, and filming of distributions, this video highlights our process for how wishes transform into holiday gifts while capturing the excitement that comes from providing the exact gift a child wished for; the joy that comes from your generosity.

“Journey of a Wish” comes at a poignant milestone in Family Giving Tree history. As we enter our 25th anniversary this coming year, this project captures the joy you give to children in need by providing those meaningful gifts. We would not have reached this milestone without you. Thank you for these past 25 years and we hope for many more.

In 25 years, together we have helped over one million children and helped over 100,000 children in one year. We look forward to the years and milestones to come. Thank you for being a part of the journey. To watch the video visit our YouTube channel.

Giving back as a family
Giving back as a family
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Location: Milpitas, CA - USA
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Amelia Johnson
Milpitas, CA United States
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