Equipped to Learn Back-to-School Drive 2022

We Did It!

Thank you for your strong partnership on this important drive. 

With the support of our community partners and generous

donors, JFS SV provided filled backpacks for 400 students

through our annual Equipped to Learn Back-to-School drive. 
 
The number of students we needed to support this year, was

five times greater than in past years.  With your help, we

exceeded our backpack and school supply goals and raised

over $12,500 for students to use to purchase school clothing.



Cousins Lily and Zoey (right) donated backpacks and school

supplies. Zoey has been donating to the Equipped to Learn

drive for the past 8 years.
 
We see the joy in students’ faces as they receive a backpack

filled with needed school supplies specific for their grade. For

many JFS SV clients, this is their first-time attending school

in the U.S., and now they have everything needed to start the

school year off right. 



Sandra Pannell, Project NOAH Social Worker distributed

backpacks to clients including two brothers, ages five and nine.


Sandra shared, “the kids were so excited to pick out their

backpacks.  This was the first backpack for the five-year old

who is going into kindergarten.  When he chose his backpack,

he said ’This one is mine.  It’s the best!’  He wanted to put the

backpack on immediately and proudly walked off with it on his

back which is almost as big as he is!”


A special shout out to:


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

who generously donated 75 backpacks and supplies.

Repair the World Bay Area

who generously donated 100 backpacks and supplies.
 


Target cards are still needed both for school and regular clothing.  You can still send donations for Equipped to Learn to:  JFS SV, 14855 Oka Rd, Suite 202, Los Gatos CA. Mark your donation “”Equipped to Learn Drive”
 Thank you, and here’s to a great 2022-2023 school year!

Call Us: 408.556.0600

We’re especially grateful to our

community partners!


Congregation Beth David

Congregation Emeth

Congregation Sinai

Highway Community Church

​Jewish Silicon Valley

​Repair the World Bay Area

​Los Gatos Rotary Association
Temple Beth Am
Temple Beth Torah
​Temple Emanu-El
The Villages Jewish Group
Yavneh Day School

​All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints​​