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Get Involved

Every year the Family Giving Tree serves more than 100,000 underserved children and individuals.  But we don't do that on our own. The Family Giving Tree organizes the giving spirit in others who want to share in our mission and are ready to make a difference.

The impact we're able to have in our Bay Area communities is entirely dependent upon the generous contributions made by our Donors and Sponsors and the time and effort of more than 1,500 Drive Leaders and 8,000 Volunteers all in support of the 500 local nonprofits and schools we touch. 

Are you ready to... Get Involved?

Here are all the ways the Family Giving Tree welcomes - and needs - your involvement:


Your generous donation will be used to equip students with the essential school supplies they need to succeed in the classroom, and help us fulfill specific gift wishes during the holidays so those most in need get the message “You matter.”

Lead a Drive

If you are part of an organization—a business, school, family or social club—and your group wants to make a big difference in our community, you can organize them and conduct your own donation initiative as part of our Holiday Wish Drive or Back-to-School Drive. 

Become a Sponsor

Our Sponsors play a key role in our efforts by providing needed funds that allow us to bulk-purchase backpacks and gifts at a deep discount, stretching those contributions and increasing our impact even further.


If you would like to volunteer during the Family Giving Tree’s Back-to-School and/or Holiday Wish Drives, we invite you come on out and help. We’re looking for people who are responsible, reliable, fun to work with and want to make a difference. We even have year-round opportunities. Join us as a valued volunteer elf.

Become A Recipient Organization (Agency)

Does your nonprofit or school work with an in-need population? If so, you can join our network of more than 500 nonprofits and schools and help ensure we reach those individuals and families who need it most.

“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.”

Dalai Lama XIV