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!
Science. Technology. Engineering. ART? Math. That’s correct. STEAM education is the enhancement of STEM learning by incorporating the arts as a way to teach core subjects such as math and science. Studies show that adding in subjects like art, music, and theatre help students, especially those from low-income families, excel academically across the board in their other classes.
Family Giving Tree believes in the power of STEAM education and supporting students in learning. At every grade level, each backpack you provide has appropriate school supplies that aid in STEAM learning. Whether it’s math flashcards, washable markers and construction paper for elementary students, or calculators, rulers, and colored pencils for middle and high school students; your donations can provide opportunities to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
When students are prepared to learn, they feel confident in their participation and the ability to grow their skills for the future. For 2019, you can make a difference by supporting Family Giving Tree’s Back-to-School Drive. Ignite their imagination. Spark their joy of learning.
As students return from their winter break, we remember the joy they felt only four months ago when they first received their backpacks at the beginning of the year. But the school year is half over; students and teachers alike are running low on supplies with little funds with which to replace. Students coming into a new school half way through the year without the tools they need, teachers running out of basic supplies to fulfill mid-year needs.
Luckily, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our community in 2018, Family Giving Tree was able to distribute extra backpacks and school supplies that are able to fulfill the constant need in our partner schools. Your support means students like those at Burnett Middle School are able to focus on school work and learning instead of worrying about running out of paper or losing their only pencil.
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