Help children and families start the school year off right!

For many parents/caregivers, purchasing their child’s school supplies can be challenging and stressful. We are working to ensure families across San Francisco can feel confident and secure this August.

When kids are prepared for the school year with a backpack full of the necessary supplies, they gain a sense of independence and increase their self-esteem. By providing backpacks, classroom materials, and essential items, we can reduce the barriers that prevent children’s ability to learn and succeed.

Your support will help us provide 150 children entering grades K-5 with the items they need to thrive!

How to Support Our Back-to-School Supply Drive:

make a donation

Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for the purchase of backpacks, notebooks, art supplies, writing tools, folders, binders, socks, sunscreen, and reusable water bottles.

volunteer with us

Join us on July 28, 1 – 4 pm, at our Portola center to help assemble 150 backpacks with school supplies, and write notes to each of the students with words of encouragement.

create notes for kids

Beyond the supplies required for school success, kids need to feel supported and loved. Drop off personalized cards to wish students a great start to the school year.

Thank you for supporting children and families!

Sign Up to Receive a Backpack for Your Child(ren):

Please contact Kathia (kcastro@fccenters.org or 415.715.5118) to learn more.