Back-to-School Supply Drive
192 Backpacks for Families

Because of your support, we exceeded our goal and raised $16,425 to help families thrive this school year!

We are so grateful to our donors, Sterling Bank & Trust, and Rainbow Grocery Cooperative for their generous contributions.

And last week, an incredible team from Sterling Bank & Trust and volunteers from the community helped us fill 192 backpacks with school supplies and essential items.

Volunteers took time to create handmade cards for each of the 192 children, adding drawings and notes of encouragement for the coming school year.

Our Family Support Team coordinated the program, connecting with students at Malcolm X Academy, participants in our Homework Club program, and families in our neighborhoods. They’ll be distributing the backpacks to families in Excelsior and Portola this month, and joining Malcolm X Academy’s Back-to-School Night.