Lead a Drive (Sign up)

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Join our Back-to-School T.E.A.M. - Together, Everyone Achieves More!

A Drive Leader is Family Giving Tree’s primary contact and the key to each Drive’s success. 

Through your drive, you can collect backpacks, host a Virtual Giving Tree (VGT), which allows folks to easily donate a backpack (or two, or three), or do a combination of both! But either way, you'll be helping thousands of Bay Area students start the school year prepared.

Who can be a Drive Leader?

Anyone who is part of a group—a business, school, family, social club, or friends—and wants to help students in the community — can lead a Drive. We work with Drive Leaders at every step and provide all the tools needed to make each Drive a success.

Role of a Drive Leader

As a Drive Leader, you will…

  • Register your group for each Drive.
  • Facilitate donations and participation within your group by posting backpack tags in a well-traveled area or distributing them to friends and colleagues, hosting a customizable Virtual Giving Tree (VGT), or both.
  • Collect and deliver the donated backpacks to Family Giving Tree’s warehouse or, if you are using the VGT, promote your VGT to fund backpacks purchased by FGT. Or do both
  • Receive priority when signing up for Family Giving Tree's in-demand warehouse volunteer shifts.
  • Have a direct impact on your own community.

For more information, check out our Journey of a Backpack infographic and visit our How it Works page.

If you still have questions or are interested in learning more about becoming a Drive Leader, don't hesitate to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.