Family Giving Tree Back-to-School Drive

Event Name Family Giving Tree Back-to-School Drive
Organizer Family Giving Tree
Sponsorship Olympus Surgical Technologies of America, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, Olympus America Inc.
Date 1~30 July, 2019
Venue San Jose, California / United States of America
Participants About 100 employees
Event Outline At retail, a backpack with STEAM supplies can range from $65 (Elementary) to $100 (High School). Unfortunately, children living in poverty start their school year at a great disadvantage. Without crucial school supplies, these students cannot fully participate in classroom activities or complete their homework. The Family Giving Tree's annual Back-to-School Drive was launched in 1995 with the goal of closing the educational gap for in-need K-12 students. Each summer, nearly 500 corporate and community Drive Leaders collect new backpacks full of essential, grade-appropriate school supplies for Bay Area students. In 2018, with the help of the community, Family Giving Tree was able to provide over 40,000 backpacks to 292 partner schools and agencies. This year, the combined efforts of Olympus group companies' employees located in San Jose donated over 75 supplied filled backpacks.

San Jose, California employees loading up donated backpacks for delivery to the Family Giving Tree