Backpacks + School Supplies = Success in School

It only takes $35.00 to help disadvantaged children start school with all the supplies they need to succeed. 

backpackFor children who live in poverty, the first day of school can be daunting … even frightening. When parents are unable to afford basic school supplies, kids feel singled out and unprepared. When kids feel like they don't measure up, many fall prey to bullying, other abuses and become at risk of dropping out of school.

Your gift of a new backpack filled with supplies and essential care is an investment in their future. A good education could be all a child needs to turn their life around and create a way out of poverty!

This summer you can make a difference in the lives of children who are living at or below the poverty line who are not able to afford essential school supplies. Your donation will help transform the future of a child that lives in your community. Imagine the smiles they will have on their first day of school! Because of you, they will be equipped for success both today and tomorrow.

Every donation of $35 will fill a backpack with school supplies to help a needy child start the school year right!

Ways to Help:

  • Personalize a survival kit for a student in need by including a personal note with your donation. Download our Pack Tag and make your gift a little more special.

  • Host your own Backpack and School Supplies Drive! We've got all the supplies you need to host your own drive. Get your co-workers, organization or church involved to help disadvantaged children in your community succeed in school this year! Download everything you need here

After the Backpack Drive is complete you and your group can visit us when you drop off your donations. This would give us an opportunity to personally thank you for making a difference.

Drop Off Locations:

Cityteam: Family Services
San Jose, CA

1297 North 13th St
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 293-4657

Cityteam: San Francisco, CA
164 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 861-8688

Cityteam: Oakland, CA
722 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 452-3758

Cityteam: Portland, OR
526 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 231-9334

Cityteam: Philadelphia, PA
634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: (610) 872-6865