Family Giving Tree plans to give away 18,000 backpacks

The Family Giving Tree is making sure some kids have all the tools they need for success.
August 4, 2011 7:54:43 PM PDT
With the school year just a few weeks away, one Bay Area organization is making sure some kids have all the tools they need for success.

The Family Giving Tree plans on giving away up to 18,000 backpacks starting on Aug. 10. Thursday morning, volunteers were at the Milpitas warehouse stocking the backpacks with pencils, rulers, binders and other school supplies students need.

"If anything is missing, we have school supplies at the front of the building and they would just take those and make sure the backpack had as many of the essentials as possible," said Al Galan from the Family Giving Tree.

The backpacks and school supplies were donated by local companies from San Francisco to San Jose. Backpack donations will continue until Aug. 10.


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