Thanks to the generous donors and volunteers who participated in this year’s backpack drive, we provided 800 backpacks and 200 hygiene kits to vulnerable children and teens across the Bay Area!
Our Bay Area-based drive provides a backpack with age-appropriate school supplies and a hygiene kit, which includes a mask, toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, lip balm, sunscreen, tissue, hand sanitizer and deodorant. Once the backpacks are assembled, our clinical teams deliver the backpacks directly to families in need across 17 of our programs, including Foster Care & Adoptions, School-Linked Services and Crisis.
“Thank you for the backpacks. You guys are awesome! I love it.” -Pacific Clinics youth
“For yet another year, we are honored that individuals in our community have come together to ensure our children can begin their school year with the supplies they need to thrive in school, at home and beyond,” said Director of Development Aviana D’Souza. “The donations and support of our local community groups are essential to our children and families in Santa Clara County.”
We are so grateful for this year’s donors and volunteers who helped purchase, organize and assemble backpacks in the gym at our Los Gatos campus:
- Sheila Juthani and friends
- Elaine Herzig and Carolyn’s Kids
- Rotary Club of Los Gatos
- Almaden Valley Women’s Club
- Lisa Swenson and Hillbrook School
- History Club of Los Gatos
Because of them, as well as many individuals and families from across the Bay Area, hundreds of children from low-income families can enter the school year confidently and prepared with new supplies.
Though the new school year is now upon us, Pacific Clinics accepts donations of school supplies year-round. For more information on how you or your company or organization can help, please contact Director of Development Aviana D’Souza at (408) 364-4158 or email@example.com.