Spreading Joy

Backpacks & Holiday Gifts

With the invaluable financial support of our donors and sponsors, committed volunteers and drive leaders, and in partnership with nonprofit agencies and schools, the Family Giving Tree stages two major drives each year to service those in need in our Bay Area communities.

Back-to-School Drive

BTS 2023 Hero ImageAugust can be a stressful month for struggling families...

In the Bay Area, many families face a hefty price tag just to equip their kids for school, ranging from $85 for the little ones to $100+ for the high schoolers. We created the Back-to-School Drive to try and ease some of that tension.
Since its launch back in 1995, this drive has been on a mission to bridge the educational gap for K-12 students. And over the years, we've proudly supported over 500,000 students. But that's just the beginning!
Picture this: a summer filled with community spirit as neighbors come together to ensure every student gets their hands on a backpack bursting with grade-appropriate supplies. Picture yourself as part of the fun!
Join in and make a difference. Let's ensure every young Bay Area scholar has the tools they need to shine in the classroom. Find out more about how you can get involved and be a part of this amazing cause!

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Holiday Wish Drive  

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