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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Friday, July 7, 2017)


    Within the Bay Area, we often hear some very troubling stories from the communities we serve. It should come as no surprise, as one in four Bay Area families are living in poverty. With the school year quickly approaching, we know many families are panicking about how to afford to send their child to school this year. The hidden costs of transportation, extracurriculars and supplies quickly adds up.
    But we also know that there are incredible organizations out there working to change this narrative. Local nonprofit United Way Bay Area is committed to providing financial education, access to basic resources and youth development programs. Family Giving Tree, a fellow nonprofit, is spearheading efforts to ensure that Bay Area youth have access to the school supplies they need in order to perform to their highest abilities. The less time they are worried about making ends meet, the more time they can focus on their education.
    That's why we are proud to partner with United Way Bay Area and Family Giving Tree on our joint initiative Achieve: Supporting Our Schools. Through this exciting project, we are gathering donations of school supplies, as well as hosting a daylong opportunity to fill backpacks with necessary school supplies before we send them to Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way Sparkpoint Centers and local schools. We have hand written notes of encouragement to place inside these backpacks, as an extra way of showing support to the youth around us.
    Please join us for one, or both! Come for an hour, or stay the whole day - even the smallest of time or the tiniest of donation will help us to create and amplify more uplifting stories of our community.
    WHEN: July 29, 2017, 7am-1pm
    WHERE: 394 W Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale
    To donate backpacks in advance, click here.

    Within the Bay Area, we often hear some very troubling stories from the communities we serve. It should come as no surprise, as one in four Bay Area families are living in poverty. With the school year quickly approaching, we know many families are panicking about how to afford to send their child to school this year. The hidden costs of transportation, extracurriculars and supplies quickly adds up.

    But we also know that there are incredible organizations out there working to change this narrative. Local nonprofit United Way Bay Area is committed to providing financial education, access to basic resources and youth development programs. Family Giving Tree, a fellow nonprofit, is spearheading efforts to ensure that Bay Area youth have access to the school supplies they need in order to perform to their highest abilities. The less time they are worried about making ends meet, the more time they can focus on their education.

    That's why we are proud to partner with United Way Bay Area and Family Giving Tree on our joint initiative Achieve: Supporting Our Schools. Through this exciting project, we are gathering donations of school supplies, as well as hosting a daylong opportunity to fill backpacks with necessary school supplies before we send them to Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way Sparkpoint Centers and local schools. We have hand written notes of encouragement to place inside these backpacks, as an extra way of showing support to the youth around us.

    Please join us for one, or both! Come for an hour, or stay the whole day - even the smallest of time or the tiniest of donation will help us to create and amplify more uplifting stories of our community.

    WHEN: July 29, 2017, 7am-1pm

    WHERE: 394 W Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale

    If you'd like to donate completed backpacks or school supplies, you can drop them off at any of the following locations before the August 4 deadline:

    • A Slice of New York - 598 N. Henry Ave, San Jose
    • Almaden Valley Athletic Center - 5400 Camden Avenue, San Jose
    • Audentes Therapeutics - 600 California Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco
    • Bank of the West - Los Altos - Main Street, 176 Main Street, Los Altos
    • Breakthrough Physical Therapy - 263 N. Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale
    • Capelli Couture Salon - 1044 Lincoln ave, San Jose
    • CenturyLink - 2101 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara
    • Chick-fil-A at First Street - 53 Headquarters Drive, San Jose
    • Citizen's Equity First Credit Union - Lincoln Ave - 670 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
    • City of Milpitas - 457 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas
    • Courtyard by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley - 111 Holger Way, San Jose
    • Eatsa  - 200 Kansas St, Suite 215, San Francisco
    • Elite Taekwondo Academy - 53 Wright Brothers Ave, Ste. B, Livermore
    • Exercise Progression - 1766 Clear Lake Ave, Milpitas
    • Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport Hotel - 1471 N. 4th Street, San Jose
    • Heritage Bank of Commerce  - 150 Almaden Blvd, San Jose
    • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara - 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
    • Jive Software - 300 Orchard City, Campbell
    • Kaiser Permanente - Campbell - 220 East Hacienda Ave, Campbell
    • Kaiser Permanente - Milpitas - 589 Los Coches Street, Milpitas
    • Kaiser Permanente - Mountain View - 555 Castro St, Mountain View
    • KEYPOINT Credit Union - 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
    • Levis - Po Box 2129, Gilroy
    • Lexus of Stevens Creek - 3333 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
    • Los Gatos Ace Hardware - 15300 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos
    • Los Olivos Women's Medical Group - 15151 National Ave, Los Gatos
    • Lowe's 2790 - 775 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose
    • Lyon Living  - 6250 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton
    • Meriwest Credit Union - 5615 Chesbro Avenue, San Jose
    • Microsoft - Corte Madera Retail Store - 1640 Redwood Highway, Space D001, Corte Madera
    • Microsoft - Palo Alto Retail Store - 186A Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 
    • Microsoft - San Francisco Retail Store - 845 Market Street, Space 257, San Francisco
    • Microsoft - Santa Clara Retail Store - 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, suite 113, Santa Clara
    • Montalvo Arts Center - PO Box 158, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga
    • Moulding Direct - 2480 Washington Ave, San Leandro
    • National Association of Women in Construction - NAWIC c/o Cupertino Electric, Inc - 1132 North Seventh St, San Jose
    • Northwest YMCA - 20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino
    • One Bad Apple Record Store & Kolibrix Tech - 2576 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley
    • Pivot Interiors - 3355 Scott Blvd Ste 110, Santa Clara
    • Rosewalk Apartments - 3601 Copperfield Dr, San Jose
    • Ruthe Roberts Wine Collective - 14510 Big Basin Way #10, Saratoga
    • Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union - 1641 N First St Suite 245, San Jose
    • Stanford Health Care - Information Technology Services - 1830 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
    • Star One Credit Union - Sunnyvale - 1306 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
    • Technology Credit Union - 2010 North First Street, Suite 200, San Jose
    • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco Pediatric ICU - 1975 Fourth St, San Francisco
    • Yoga @ Cindy's, Inc. - 500 Lawrence Expressway, Suites H & I, Sunnyvale

    To donate backpacks in advance, click here.