It’s a new year and we are firmly in the second half of the school year with students looking forward to spring and summer break. However, for many, the second half of the school year means something else: not being able to participate in a class or finish school work.
The desire to learn may be infinite but school supplies aren’t. When they run out, students are back at square one and unable to keep up with their classmates. To address this, Family Giving Tree is working with our school partners to create School Success Kits (SSK) to replenish the essential supplies needed for learning.
With your support, we hope to serve 4,000 students with School Success Kits to equip them for learning during the second half of this school year.
2 girls with their backpacks & making a peace sign
School is underway and thanks to our combined efforts, Family Giving Tree distributed 25,306 supply-filled backpacks! Together we exceeded our goal yet again! For these past couple of years, the Drive has looked very different: fewer people helping in the warehouse at a single time, contactless drop-offs, and the majority of our donations happening via our Virtual Giving Tree.
But our mission remained the same, to equip young people with the tools they need to participate in school and do assignments and homework. Because of our efforts, 25,306 Bay Area students made a backpack comeback; starting the first day with the confidence to learn and grow.
Thank you for your support and for investing in the future of our community’s children.
This year is the Backpack Comeback. With the challenges faced this past year, Family Giving Tree is determined to help Bay Area students make this year ‘their year’. Whether children will be back in the classroom or continue learning from home, having the correct school supplies are essential for participating and learning. With the addition of earbuds and extra notebooks, Family Giving Tree works with the teachers to ensure the supplies are exactly what students need.
Our goal is to provide 23,500 students with supply-filled backpacks through our partner schools. To achieve this, we are working to ensure the public can safely volunteer their time in our warehouse. Some precautions include smaller volunteer groups, hygiene equipment, social distancing, and the need to show proof of vaccination to work inside the building.
All of these will help keep staff and community members safe while giving back and providing backpacks.
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