Warehouse and Drop-off Guidelines

Thanks for leading the effort with your group in working towards educational equity with the Back-to-School Drive! If you are planning to drop off physical donations, please read the below for important information and guidelines for drop-offs this season, and note that you must sign up for an appointment and email [email protected] with your totals.

Please note: All drop-offs take place outdoors.


Drop-off Information - Warehouse

We want to get you in and out and quickly as we can, so if you plan to drop off any physical donations, please read the information in the link below to plan ahead for following these operational procedures.

Drop-offs will be by appointment only. Please read all instructions before signing up for your appointment slot and email [email protected] or reply to your registration confirmation email to make your appointment. Your appointment must be on a weekday between 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Here is the warehouse address: 1311 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Please count the total number of filled vs. empty backpacks and email the total to [email protected] (Bonus points if you can provide this information broken down by grade levels K-1, 2-5, 6-12)! If you do not take this step, we will not be able to properly track your donations (this is VERY important to us!)

We will have 2 options for drop-off:

1. Contactless Self-Unloading
When you arrive, pull into a parking spot by the drop off/pickup area and head to the table marked for self-unloading for form instructions. Take one of the Speedpaks (cardboard box on wheels) and unload the donations into the Speedpak. If you have extra supplies that you are donating, please make sure that the bags or boxes of supplies are clearly labeled with your group name before placing into the Speedpaks.
1. Place any leftover Drive materials (extra tags, etc.) that you do not want to keep into the marked bin.
2. Place any monetary donations into the yellow slotted monetary donation lockbox by the warehouse roll-up door. Be sure your organization’s name is on the outside of the envelopes before you drop them in the box.
3. Place your completed drop-off form into the marked bin. This will help us confirm that you have dropped off.

2. Contactless Full-Service Unloading (Please note that this may not be an option depending on warehouse activity)

• Be sure that all donations are loaded into the trunk or back of your vehicle and that there are no personal items in those areas.
• Place any leftover Drive materials (extra tags, etc.) in an envelope or bag.
• Do not place monetary donations in with the leftover Drive Materials. Please place them in a separate marked envelope or bag clearly marked with your organization’s name and placed in the back with your donations (ideally at the very front so that we may secure it right as we open your vehicle).

• Pull into the area for full-service unloading and roll down your window.
• An FGT staff/volunteer member will approach to confirm your organization's name and where your donations are in your vehicle. Once confirmed, FGT will proceed to unload your vehicle.
• Once complete, FGT staff/volunteers will give you the signal that you are good to go and you may proceed to pull out of the drop-off lot.
Thank you for helping us maintain safe and efficient operations during drop-offs and thank you so much for joining the effort to empower, uplift, and unite this Back-to-School season!

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