Support STEM Education for 1000 Bay Area Children

Goal: $ 35000

No of Donation: 58

 

 

Goal: $ 35000
Amount Raised: $ 4857
Remaining : $ 30143
No of Donation : 58
Category : Education
Url : http://www.familygivingtree.org
Contact Number : 408-946-3111
Address : 606 Valley Way
State : Milpitas
City : CA
Country : US
Zipcode : 95035

Challenge

In the 7 counties served by the Family Giving Tree, more than 388,000 students qualify for the Federal Free Meal Program. For a family of 4 to qualify, their annual income must be below $30,615. Eligible families struggle to provide the supplies their children need in the classroom. Their primary financial concerns are food, housing, & clothing. Starting school without supplies seriously impacts learning, particularly in STEM subjects.

Solution

We fulfill the exact holiday wish and provide backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in the most need in our communities while inspiring the values of kindness, philanthropy and volunteerism.
The National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of American jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. For low-income children, not having school supplies is a key barrier to learning these skills. How do you learn Geometry if you can't afford a ruler, compass, or protractor? You can support STEM education, and help low-income children start school off on the right foot by supplying the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Long-Term Impact

Education is a key to breaking the cycle of poverty. With 80% of U.S. jobs created in the next decade requiring math and science skills, sending children to school prepared with backpacks and supplies will equip tomorrow's workforce with the skills they need to succeed.

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