In the shadow of the successes in Silicon Valley, we see a different reality. One in three children lives below the poverty line in California, with over 258,000 residing in the Bay Area alone. Coupled with the recent layoffs and unemployment statistics, the loss of income takes a tremendous toll on families struggling to pay rent and buy groceries or gas.
Now more than ever, Family Giving Tree’s Back-to-School Drive provides a critical solution to students. Essential school supplies provide them with what they need to do homework and participate in class. It also provides confidence in knowing they have what they need to succeed.
“Kids continue to walk around school with pride, carrying their backpacks. The supplies inside were incredible. We at Weller are so thankful for your organization and all that you do to support the community.” -Principal, Joseph Weller Elementary.
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