July 9, 2013 > Warehouse space donated to Family Giving Tree
Warehouse space donated to Family Giving Tree
Submitted By Barbara Lewis
Family Giving Tree (http://www.familygivingtree.org) announced on July 2, 2013 that The Sobrato Organization has donated use of a warehouse facility for its Back to School Drive this summer. The facility is located at 151 Commonwealth in Menlo Park, Calif.
The warehouse will be used from July 15 - August 31, 2013 to process donated backpacks and school supplies, which will be dropped off beginning August 1. Family Giving Tree staff and approximately 600 volunteers will equip the backpacks for pickup by participating school personnel and human services agencies. Last year, 21,000 low-income children benefited from the drive.
"Securing warehouse space is a crucial factor in our ability to fulfill the mission of both our Back to School and Holiday Wish Drives each year," says Family Giving Tree Chief Operations Officer David Bratton-Kearns. "We are extremely grateful to The Sobrato Organization for coming to our aid and donating their vacant building for our use this summer. Because of their generosity, along with that of our donors, host organizations and volunteers, low-income students at more than 150 Bay Area Schools will be more prepared to learn at the beginning of the new school year."
Said CEO John M. Sobrato, "This was an easy 'yes.'
More information is available at: www.familygivingtree.org.