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27,500 Backpacks Delivered!

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"You can not get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you." Jane Goodall

The Shadow of Success

On the surface, Silicon Valley's wealth and opportunity glow. In reality, it has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, affecting nearly a quarter of the families who call the Bay Area "home." The Back-to-School Drive helps those families who live in this deep shadow of success clear financial hurdles by bringing educational equity into the classroom through backpacks and vital school supplies.

Back to School Drive

Level the educational playing field for Bay Area students whose families face financial hardship through gifts of backpacks and essential, grade-appropriate school supplies.

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Holiday Wish Drive

Give joy by providing the exact Holiday wish of a child, adult, or senior in need. It may not seem like much, but for someone who may not otherwise receive a gift, it’s everything.

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The Communities We Serve

We partner with over 250 agencies each Drive to ensure we can serve as many communities that might otherwise feel overlooked here in the Bay Area.

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Spreading Hope and Joy in the San Francisco Bay Area

"This year my family and I have overcome separation and have achieved family reunification. I got my kids back! I graduated and I got stable housing. The gifts mean a lot so that the kiddos have a few presents for this Holiday. The gifts are especially important this holiday season because I am getting back on my feet and don't have any funds to buy them gifts, on top of paying rent and utilities."
- Holiday Wish Drive Recipient
"One student was not coming to school because their father couldn't buy him a backpack, school supplies, and uniforms... Once we provided the resources to this student, he has been attending our school daily."
-Oakland School Representative
Impact Statistics
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2023 Schools Supported
2023 Agencies Supported
2023 Volunteers
2023 Drive Leaders
2023 Gifts
2023 Backpacks
Total Served Since 1990


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Uplifting our Community with Pride
Uplifting our Community with Pride

Did you know that despite just over 7% of Americans identifying as LBGTQ+, among the unhoused population, between 20% and 40% of people identify similarly? The struggle of being unhoused is an affliction that affects countless individuals worldwide. Still, within this alarming crisis, the plight of LGBTQ+ individuals remains particularly poignant. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Powered-Up for Back-to-School!
Powered-Up for Back-to-School!

In March, we reached out to our community with an SOS from Pallet Jack and our Programs Team. With our electric power jack on the fritz and pallet weights higher than ever, we needed reinforcements!

Wednesday, June 07, 2023
Supporting Our Teens' Self-Esteem
Supporting Our Teens' Self-Esteem

May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, a monthlong initiative founded by the organization I Am Worth More,  designed to focus our attention on the importance of teens having a healthy outlook on themselves.

Wednesday, March 08, 2023
An Ode to Our Volunteers
An Ode to Our Volunteers

It's Volunteer Appreciation Week! How much do we adore our volunteers? 🌼 Let us count the ways...🌼 

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

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