As part of their Supporting Our Schools initiative, our partner NBC Bay Area helped us spread our mission locally this Summer. Visit this link to see their feature on our public Mountain View backpack build! Between this build and another public build at the Lesher Center for the Arts, we collected hundreds of backpacks for students.
The Chevron Family Theater Festival at the Lesher Center for the Arts was a day filled with creativity. Between an impromptu performance of The Giving Tree, colorful costumes, and lots and lots of balloons, festival goers stuffed backpacks for students at Concord's Cambridge Elementary School.
It took 6 FGT team members to manage the crowds clamouring to buy tickets. Lumentum provided a range of fun prizes--everything from a Starbucks gift card to a Macbook Pro--so there was something there for everyone. One of the most adorable winners was a very determined boy named Logan, who put all of his tickets into the running for a Nintendo Switch and won! All of the money used to purchase raffle tickets was donated to FGT AND matched by Lumentum, making for a total of $14,000 donated to our Back to School Drive!
And finally, Silicon Valley Shakespeare's productions of The White Snake and Macbeth just closed last weekend. Audience members saw the two Theater Bay Area-recommended plays featuring professional local actors, including our own staff member, Evelyn Huynh!
Before and after each show, and during intermission audience members were able to donate money to Family Giving Tree. Thank you so much to the generous team at SVShakes for putting on incredible performances and for partnering with us to support local students!
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