Back-to-School Events

Each July, FGT is in Back-to-School mode and public events are on the calendar. Here are a few that offer fun, a chance to learn about inequity in education in our community, and the opportunity to help a student in the Bay Area. 

July 23rd

Back-To-School Drive at Westgate Center!

Join us for this special event and bring your donations of backpacks and school supplies for a chance to win prizes from Westgate Center. Enjoy live 94.5 BAY Country DJ host Brooks, fun, and more!

Where: Entrance One, near Starbucks at Westgate Center
When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Special Back to School Offers*:

Skechers – Back to School Sale 20% Off Select Styles!
49ers Fit – $0 enrollment fees, First Month Free + Free 49ers Fit Swag! See store for restrictions.

*Offers Valid August 1st-31st, 2022

July 29th

Supporting Our Schools Event - Concord

Hosted by the newest FGT partner, Visit Concord, in collaboration with NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48.

Hang out, play games, bring brand new backpacks and school supplies to donate, and receive plaza merchant vouchers (while supplies last).

Where: Todo Santos Plaza, 2175 Willow Pass Rd., Concord
When: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

Supporting Our Schools Event - Mountain View

For the 4th consecutive year, you'll find FGT, NBC Bay Area, and Telemundo 48 in Mountain View.

Donate a backpack and supplies and receive a coupon for a free slice of Pizza My Heart pizza and a Jamba drink. Or build a pencil pouch and complete a 3rd through 5th-grade backpack of your choice.

Where: Jamba, 1037 El Monte Blvd., Mountain View
When: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Now Until August 8th

Pick Up A Backpack Tag

Want to make a gift of a supply-filled backpack to a student who needs one? Then visit our Pickup a Backpack Tag page for a list of locations where you can pick up a tag, and drop off the backpack once you've had a chance to shop for it and the supplies. Complete instructions are on the tag. Be sure to check the last date each host is accepting backpacks and thanks for the support.