Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive - NBC Bay Area
Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Collecting supplies and donations to give students and teachers access to the materials they need

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 03:14 PM PDT

Michelle Obama: 'College Wasn't Meant to Do Alone'

Michelle Obama: 'College Wasn't Meant to Do Alone'

Former first lady Michelle Obama told first-generation college freshmen to surround themselves with a community to help them survive college. Mrs. Obama was the first in her family to attend college. She said:...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:49 AM PDT

Virginia School Renamed to Honor Obama

Virginia School Renamed to Honor Obama

A Richmond, Virginia, school that honored a confederate general has been renamed Barack Obama Elementary.

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 02:40 PM PST

Future of AP Classes Unclear as Schools Seek Alternatives

Future of AP Classes Unclear as Schools Seek Alternatives

Leaders of some of Washington, D.C.'s top private schools announced this week they are eliminating advanced placement classes by 2022, drawing attention to the “diminished utility” of the courses in a joint...

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 at 03:23 PM PDT

Help NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48 in Supporting our Schools

Help NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48 in Supporting our Schools

All too often, children don’t have the school supplies — pens, paper, notebooks and more — that they need to succeed in school. Teachers struggle to fill the gap without the resources they need.

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:28 PM PDT

School Fundraisers Reach New Heights, But Inequality Remains

School Fundraisers Reach New Heights, But Inequality Remains

Four tickets to a Yankee game, golf for a dozen in the oceanside resort of Westhampton, New York, cocktails included, even Lasik eye surgery — all were prizes for Public School 116’s Spring Benefit Auction in...

Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 08:36 PM PDT

Supporting Our Schools Is an Event That Brings the Bay Area Together, Says United Way CEO

Supporting Our Schools Is an Event That Brings the Bay Area Together, Says United Way CEO

NBC Bay Area’s Vianey Arana is joined by United Way CEO Ann Wilson live from the Family Giving Tree warehouse in Sunnyvale where volunteers are hard at work assembling backpacks for students as part of the...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 01:42 PM PDT

Family Giving Tree and Facebook Team up in Supporting Our Schools

Family Giving Tree and Facebook Team up in Supporting Our Schools

We’re in the middle of our Supporting Our Schools drive, making sure students across the Bay Area have everything they need to succeed. For many, school supplies are just too expensive. So we're asking...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 01:41 PM PDT

Facebook Philanthropy Club Fills Up 700 Backpacks for Students

Facebook Philanthropy Club Fills Up 700 Backpacks for Students

Lauren Adams, who runs the Philanthropy at Facebook Club, talks with NBC Bay Area’s Vianey Arana about how the social media network is helping to support local schools.

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 02:02 PM PDT

Bay Area Locations Where You Can Drop Off School Supplies

Bay Area Locations Where You Can Drop Off School Supplies

Family Giving Tree has coordinated with local business partners to provide several dozen Back-to-School collection boxes throughout the Bay Area.

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:35 PM PDT

Boys and Girls Club Programs Inspire Young Students to Give Back to Their Community

Boys and Girls Club Programs Inspire Young Students to Give Back to Their Community

Every year, teachers struggle to get the supplies needed to help students succeed in the classroom.  To help fill that gap, NBC Bay Area is teaming up with local non-profits in the Supporting Our Schools...

What We're Doing

Returning for its third year, NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are partnering with Family Giving Tree, in an effort to provide school supplies for underprivileged students, teachers and schools in the Bay Area. CLICK HERE to donate through Family Giving Tree or drop off a backpack at participating locations.