Typically, going back to school is an exciting and uplifting time, but this past year has been especially challenging and has caused a lot of anxiety on our students due to the ever-changing obstacles COVID has added to our clients’ lives. They had to adjust to distance learning at home, not being able to see their friends and fellow classmates in person, not being able to receive tutoring and help from teachers, and it has taken a toll on their physical and mental health.
That is why our 2021 Beyond Backpacks for Brighter Futures Program is so important this year. Your support of this program will impact our clients in new and exciting ways, with supplies that go beyond basic school essentials with a heightened focus on physical and mental health.
You can support students-in-need during this watershed moment in education - make a donation to Foothill Family's Backpacks for Brighter Futures to help us provide children and families with additional support this fall, no matter what the school day may look like.
For more information about Backpacks for Brighter Futures, please contact the Development Department, (626) 993-3636, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
About Backpacks for Brighter Futures
Started in 2001 by the Friends of Foothill Family, the Backpacks for Brighter Futures program provides backpacks filled with books, crayons, pencils, markers, paper, and other supplies to 1,000 young low-income Foothill Family clients each year.
Thanks to the generosity of local volunteers and donors, Backpacks for Brighter Futures has grown from serving only children from the Pasadena Unified School District to a comprehensive effort reaching students from elementary, middle, and high schools in Pasadena, Duarte, El Monte, Pomona, West Covina, and surrounding areas. Making a difference for families in need, our Backpacks for Brighter Futures program brings together the generosity of local individuals and corporations willing to bridge the gap for local children.