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You Can Help!

It’s easy to support the Family Giving Tree and fulfill a child's wish! Volunteer to lead a drive, participate in an online campaign, or make a monetary donation. You can help deliver backpacks filled with school supplies to a student in your community today. Take Action Now!


BTS Warehouse

We have a Back to School Warehouse! The warehouse address is 581 Race Street, San Jose, Ca 95126. We are extremely grateful to Barry Swenson Builders for donating their vacant building, and Susie Sosebee for facilitating the process. For warehouse hours of operation please click here.


Making an Impact

Students enrolled in their school's Federal Free & Reduced Price Meal Program face real barriers in the classroom. Education is key to success, but without the proper supplies, children become disengaged and distracted. Meet the principals, teachers, and students that have felt the impact of receiving a brand new backpack filled with supplies in time to start the school year off right.

Who Receives a Backpack?

Our Back to School Drive targets students enrolled in the Federal Free & Reduced Price Meal Program. This program delivers backpacks filled with supplies to the neediest children in our community, helping to reduce the effects of poverty and allow them to start the school year off right! Find out more.


STEM Education

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are critical areas of study for children in order to be prepared for jobs in the "knowledge economy". Today, 50% of U.S. students score below the basic science level, while 80% of jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. Learn more...

OurRewards - Impact Shopping

Did you know that your regular online shopping could help the Family Giving Tree? Through Impact Shopping, you can shop through our personalized Family Giving Tree page and a portion of the sale will go to support our programs. Start shopping!

ABC Channel 7 News

ABC Channel 7 News stopped by our Back to School Warehouse! Learn more about their visit and how you can help The Family Giving Tree! Learn more!

NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay Area came out to support the volunteers and elves at the Back to School Warehouse! Learn more here about their time in the warehouse!


We are extremely excited the Family Giving Tree message is being spread throughout the Bay Area and in multiple languages! Check it out!

I want to tell you thank you for the craft kit. I like to make stuff. I want to have jewelry like the girls at school and now I can make it myself! Maritza, age 6

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