Partnering with Family Giving Tree has to be my favorite project. I am a hands-on gal at heart, and I love the whole experience, from planning to pick-up. I also get to reap the reward of seeing the families and student’s pick-up backpacks. They are always so appreciative, and there is always a need in our community. The smiles on the child’s face as they select their backpack says it all. And, as a parent, I have also noticed the relief on the parents' faces, and it is nice to know that although we can’t fix everything, in that moment, we made a difference for that family.