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Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road, Suite 202, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Telephone: (408) 556-0600  |  Fax: (408) 551-0091  |  jfs@jfssv.org


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Silver and Izzy got backpacks for their birthday to donate for other kids in need

Equipped to Learn Backpack Drive 2017

Bonnie and her granddaughter Zoey donate backpacks

JFS SV's 2017 Back-to-School Backpack Drive

June 21st thru July 26th


Please join us by supporting Equipped To Learn – the JFS SV Back-to-School Backpack Drive.  Your generosity will help ensure that students regardless of circumstances, can start school with a well-packed, brand-new, fully-equipped backpack.


Is there a stronger memory than that first day of school feeling, with

fresh notebooks, sharpened pencils, and good solid erasers?

With your help, our children and youth will be off a great start to

a successful 2017 school year!

You can help JFS SV clients, ranging in ages from pre-schoolers

through young adult learners, be better prepared for back-to-school

and ready to learn.  

In this third year effort, our aim is to help even more children and

families than before.  Our goal this year is to deliver full backpacks

for as many as 250 students.  The backpacks will go to students of all

ages from families that are economically struggling, allowing those families

reduce this burden from their limited resources.


There are multiple ways in which you can get involved this year:

1)     Click on any or all of the suggested supplies lists below for each age group.  Just print out one or more of the wish list tags and go out shopping!  Remember, we need backpacks for all age groups.  Deliver your purchases to JFS offices at the Levy Family Campus in Los Gatos.


Pre-school to 1st Grade

2nd Grade to 5th Grade

6th Grade to 8th Grade

High School & Adult Learners

2)     Pick up a gift idea tag at various stations throughout the

Levy Family Campus (thanks to our APJCC friends), or at one of

our community partner locations:

    Congregation Beth David

    Congregation Beth Am

    Congregation Sinai

    Temple Beth Torah

    Temple Emanu-El 


3)     You can purchase school supplies and/or gift cards online via Target.com and have them sent directly to JFS. Just click on Target Online for JFS SV Backpacks


If you purchase a Target Gift Card and wish to email it to JFS, please send it to backpack@jfssv.org.