Spreading Kindness in the Bay Area

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

Family Giving Tree

The San Francisco Bay Area:
On the surface is Silicon Valley’s wealth and opportunity glows but in reality, it has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation affecting 608,000 households. Family Giving Tree helps families who live in this deep shadow of success clear financial hurdles through our Back-to-School and Holiday Wish Drives.

By partnering with hundreds of agencies, we aim to support students every school year and children, adults, and seniors during the Holiday Season.

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 make sure we can serve as many communities that might feel neglected here in the Bay Area.

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Spreading Hope and Joy in the 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
2021 Numbers
Gifts
Backpacks
Total Served Since 1990
Counties Served
Agencies Supported
Schools Supported
Volunteers
Drive Leaders

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Stronger Together - "Unidos" During Hispanic Heritage Month!
Stronger Together - "Unidos" During Hispanic Heritage Month!

During Hispanic Heritage Month we honor agencies that are working to strengthen and unify the Bay Area community in celebration of this year's theme, "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation"

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Introducing Community Champions — Our Monthly Giving Program
Introducing Community Champions — Our Monthly Giving Program

Learn about our new Community Champions program: an initiative that honors monthly givers to the Tree and the ways they contribute to nurturing the programs of our Bay Area Agency Partners.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
On World Gratitude Day We Are Thankful for YOU
On World Gratitude Day We Are Thankful for YOU

We can’t imagine a better day to wrap up our 2022 Back-to-School Drive than World Gratitude Day! Read on for highlights!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Gifting a Better Future for Youth By Sponsorship
Gifting a Better Future for Youth By Sponsorship

On International Youth Day we honor the young people in our midst and the partners who are helping us empower the next generation as they enter the school year.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Our Partners