As we prepare to enter into the new year, we are looking forward to Family Giving Tree's 2020 Back-to-School Drive. In 2019, over 41,000 Bay Area students were given supply-filled backpacks, and in the coming year, we hope to provide even more.
For many Bay Area parents, affording school supplies is a heavy challenge. The reality is that 1 in 5 Bay Area children lives in poverty. Between putting food on the table, bills that pile up, unexpected expenses, and the rising cost of living, providing necessary school supplies and a backpack is not a priority for parents.
With your support, Family Giving Tree can help to inspire today's students and tomorrow's leaders. Students will walk into the classroom not only with a backpack full of supplies, but with confidence. Help make a difference for Bay Area students in need.
School is back in session and thanks to you, over 41,000 Bay Area students in need walked into the classroom prepared with the essential school supplies they need to have a successful school year.
A single backpack doesn’t seem like a big difference but it makes a huge impact for all. Without the worry of interrupting a lesson to ask for paper and a pencil, students are free to learn. And without the extra costs of school supplies, parents and teachers alike are able to pay rent, buy groceries, and pay for transportation.
Thank you for making a difference in their lives. A backpack does more than just help a student learn, it helps their whole network support them better!
School is out for summer but the Back-to-School Drive is just beginning. In an effort to equip 41,000 Bay Area students from low-income families with the tools needed to succeed in the classroom, we need your help! Consider running a Drive during our 2019 Back-to-School program to help so many students in need.
Drive Leaders are Family Giving Tree’s grassroots leaders in the community. Whether you’re at a private organization, a public company, or a group of friends, you can still make an impact in this easy way. These individuals go above and beyond to solicit and collect physical backpacks and monetary donations on our behalf. Then they bring everything to FGT’s Back-to-School Warehouse for our wonderful volunteers and staff to process and distribute to our partner schools across the Bay Area. It’s a great way to get the whole team involved in giving back to the local community.
Simply sign up on our website, register your group, request the number of backpack tags; adding a virtual giving option, if you like; and you are set. We will mail the materials to you or download them on our resources page. Together we can ignite the imaginations of so many Bay Area students!
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