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"Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Desmond Tutu

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 ensure we can serve as many communities that might otherwise feel overlooked here in the Bay Area.

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Spreading Hope and Joy in the San Francisco 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
2022 Numbers To Date
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Backpacks
Total Served Since 1990
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Agencies Supported
Schools Supported
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Strengthening Bridges in our Community With our Partner Agencies on Giving Tuesday
Strengthening Bridges in our Community With our Partner Agencies on Giving Tuesday

Spotlight on Three Agencies Who Help Uplift the San Francisco Bay Area!

Monday, November 28, 2022
CEO, Jennifer Cullenbine Honored by City of Milpitas
CEO, Jennifer Cullenbine Honored by City of Milpitas

As an organization, we are thrilled to announce that Family Giving Tree's founder and CEO Jennifer Cullenbine is the City of Milpitas' “Citizen of the Year” for 2021! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Read Our 2021-22 Annual Report!
Read Our 2021-22 Annual Report!

It’s official! Our 2021-22 Annual Report is live on the FGT website.  

Thursday, October 13, 2022
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

Holiday Wish Drive Sponsors

Samsung
Elcor
Alphawave
NetApp
Sc Builders

Holiday Wish Drive Partners

Dolby
Palo Alto Networks
Tencent America
Illumina
LAM WILL Group ERG

Community Partners

SVS
TechCU
AlphaMedia

Drive Allies