MILPITAS, Calif., July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Giving Tree is in urgent need of warehouse or open space from July 25-August 31, 2016 to prepare donated backpacks and school supplies for 37,000 students in-need during this year's annual Back-to-School Drive.
"Companies and groups are busy raising donations and supplies to equip Bay Area students with the tools to learn, grow, and thrive in the coming school year. The backpacks and school supplies are due to arrive August 1, yet we have no place to receive and process them. We urgently need adequate space for our volunteers to prepare these amazing backpacks for our partner schools and agencies to distribute," says Family Giving Tree Executive Director and Co-Founder Jennifer Cullenbine.
The warehouse or open space needed must be a minimum of 15,000 square feet and include restrooms, lighting, electrical outlets, one loading dock, and street-level drive by access for loading and unloading.
According to Cullenbine, any location within Silicon Valley is suitable, though the ideal spot to make it easy for donation drop-offs by companies and organizations is an area bounded by Interstate Highway 880 on the east, Interstates 280/680 on the south, and as far north as Palo Alto.
Potential donors of warehouse or open space may reach Al Galan, Family Giving Tree Operations Director, at (408) 946-3111, extension 228 or [email protected].
About Family Giving Tree:
Headquartered in Milpitas, California, the Family Giving Tree brings hope and joy to those in need through their annual Back-to-School and Holiday Wish Drives. Thanks to the generous support of the community, Family Giving Tree has provided over 1.36 million children and individuals a backpack filled with school supplies or their wished-for-gift during the holidays.
About FGT's Back-to-School Drive:
One out of every four children in the Silicon Valley lives in poverty. Family Giving Tree's Back-to-school Drive aims to close the educational gap for underserved Bay Area K-12 students, by providing backpacks filled with essential, grade-appropriate school supplies. In 2015 alone, Family Giving Tree provided school-supply filled backpacks to more than 36,700 students.
Note to Media: Family Giving Tree Executive Director and Co-Founder, Jennifer Cullenbine, is available for interviews at 408-946-3111. Detailed information about Family Giving Tree and the Back to School Drive is available at www.FamilyGivingTree.org.
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