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About Us

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DEI

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Get Involved

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Volunteer Seasonal

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Volunteer Year Round

Even when we are not in Drive-mode, there are always lots of ways that you can help Family Giving Tree. We need assistance with a variety of tasks that are seasonal and year-round.

Note: These opportunities do not involve any activities at the warehouse.

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Drives

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School Drive

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Holiday Drive

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Agencies and Schools

Click the city name for a list of 2020 Participating Agencies and Schools (as of 11/9/2020).

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Support

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Donate

 

Everyone deserves to live with dignity and feel like they matter, but financial inequality undermines self-esteem and derails the process of becoming a hopeful and productive human being.

Leveraging impactful, personal connections, generous giving, and life-long volunteering, Family Giving Tree has delivered over 1.8 million backpacks filled with school supplies and wished-for holiday gifts since 1990.

Help us sow seeds of opportunity that empower recipients to grow and achieve their full potential. Donate and support communities by delivering hope and joy.

Click on the way you'd like to make a difference.  

 

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Community Involvement

 

We are always thrilled when friends, colleagues, and businesses reach out to us with unique ways to assist us with our mission. Here are those who have taken it upon themselves to give a little more, or go a little further in helping us meet the needs of others.

 

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Holiday Stories

2017 HWD Stories

The Holidays are a busy time of year, and they're especially busy here at Family Giving Tree. While we're busy accepting, sorting, and distributing gifts at the warehouse, we're sure there are others involved in the process of granting wishes who have had a wonderful experience doing so—some instance or touchpoint that has made the part they have played take on real meaning.

These are just a few of their stories. We hope they bring the joy of our Mission to life for you and give you insight into why we do what we do. Granting wishes for Joy is a special privilege. 

Do you have a story to share? Submit yours here.

 

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Back-to-School Stories

2017 BTS Stories HeaderSupporting students who would otherwise go without basic school supplies is what powers the Back-to-School Drive every year. While volunteers and donors are busy collecting, sorting, and distributing backpacks all around the Bay Area, there are wonderful things happening that they don't get to see. Here are a few recipient stories that we hope will show why this Drive is vital in our low-income communities and schools.

Do you have a story to share? Submit yours here.

 

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BTS Resources

Here are the most commonly requested documents in addition to at-your-fingertip resources and tools for our Drive Leaders. They have been organized into categories for easier navigation. Note: some items can be found in more than one category.

Please let us know if you have any issues, or are seeking an asset you can't find, by reaching out to driveleaders@fgt.org

 

 

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Getting Started

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Drive Materials

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Promote Your Drive

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Media

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HWD Resources

Here are the most commonly requested documents in addition to at-your-fingertip resources and tools for our Drive Leaders.  They have been organized into categories for easier navigation. New items get added frequently so if you don't find something, check back in a day or two. 

Please let us know if you have any issues, or are seeking an asset you can't find, by reaching out to driveleaders@fgt.org

 

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Getting Started

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Drive Materials

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Promote Your Drive

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Media

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Blog

Enjoy our blog - appropriately called "Seedlings!"

If you'd like to receive a copy of Seedlings via email, please use the "Email Sign-up" button at the bottom of the page and select "newsletter" as your information option. If you have a story you'd like to submit for consideration for use in the blog, please Submit A StoryWe honestly love them!

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Agency Rescources

Here is a selection of tools to help your agency collect exact wishes and be in compliance with the Holiday Wish Drive parameters. Now that you've registered, please print these files and use them to prepare for wish collection in August.

Note: Please carefully read the 2019 Agency Contract as there have been changes that we would like you to be aware of. Once you've read it, please sign and scan it and email it to agencies@fgt.org or fax it to 408-946-3711 Attn: Celeste Delamore.  We will review the document at orientation if you have any questions.

Not signed up for an Orientation session yet? We recommend everyone attend. Click here to sign-up now!

 

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Bay Clubs

Information and Resources

Thank you for partnering with us for the 2018 Back-to-School Drive.  Below you will find downloadable resources and information to help promote the Drive and educate your members about the need to get educational tools into the hands of children from low-income families.  

 

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Drive Leader Spotlight

Drive Leaders play a vital role in our program’s success each season and deserve to be celebrated in the spotlight as the superstars they are.

Please take a moment and get to know a few of the hard-working Drive Leaders who have partnered with Family Giving Tree over the years. They rally participation and donations within their groups to help us collectively serve over 100,000 people in need throughout the community each year. That is incredible work and they are incredible people!

 

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Recipient Quotes

2017 BTS Stories HeaderSupporting students who would otherwise go without basic school supplies is what powers the Back-to-School Drive every year. While volunteers and donors are busy collecting, sorting, and distributing backpacks all around the Bay Area, there are wonderful things happening that they don't get to see. Here are a few recipient stories that we hope will show why this Drive is vital in our low-income communities and schools.

 

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