Bonnie and her granddaughter Zoey donate backpacks

JFS SV's 2018 Back-to-School Drive

June 25th thru July 25th


Please join us by supporting Equipped To Learn – the JFS SV Back-to-School Drive.  This year we are expanding the drive to include gift cards for back-to=school shoes.  It makes a world of difference for a needy student to have back-to-school supplies and be ready to learn.


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

fresh notebooks, sharpened pencils, good solid erasers and new shoes?

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

a successful 2018 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, expanding the drive to offer shoe gift cards.

Our goal this year is to deliver full backpacks and shoes for as many as 150 students.  The backpacks and shoe gift cards 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 Students

Adult Learners


$25 Gift Card from DSW or Target for Back-to-School Shoes

$50 Gift Card from DSW or Target for Back-to-School Shoes

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 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 Back-to-School

You can also order new shoe gift cards from Target or DSW.

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


Equipped to Learn Back-to-School Drive 2018

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

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