Family Giving Tree

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009  |  Updated 4:36 PM PDT
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The Family Giving Tree began in 1990 as a San Jose State University MBA class project. Jennifer Cullenbine and Todd Yoshida were asked to "create a program that adds value to someone else's life." They created the Family Giving Tree with the hope of providing holiday gifts to 300 children in East Palo Alto. Encouraged by the success of the first year, Jennifer decided to continue and expand the organization. This is the Family Giving Tree’s 20th year of fulfilling specific wishes, and we anticipate meeting the needs of more than 60,000 children this holiday season.

 

Event Details:
Time:  Saturday, 12/5; Monday, 12/7 through Saturday, 12/12; Monday, 12/14 through Wednesday, 12/23; Monday 12/28 through Wednesday, 12/30.  Usually 2-hour shifts; times vary; see schedule on “Volunteer” section of website.
Location:  2400 Condensa St., Santa Clara, 95051
Event max # of Volunteers:  Will vary; see “Volunteer” section of warehouse for number of openings.
Contact:  Tara Todd
Contact Email:  tara@familygivingtree.org
Contact Phone:  408-946-3111 ext. 214
Age Restrictions:  None; however, if under 10, adult supervision required
Type of Work:  Mostly sorting and/or wrapping of gifts in a large warehouse setting
Waiver Required?  No.
Attire:  Very casual, e.g. jeans & comfortable shoes. Dress warm as warehouse is cold; layering is recommended.
Items to Bring: Nothing required.
Meals Provided:   No. 
Beverages Provided:  Culligan water in coolers throughout facility.
Additional Fees :  None.
Parking Available:  Yes.
Rain Contingency:  Work is indoors; rain will not prohibit volunteer work.

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