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About Family Giving Tree

The Family Giving Tree envisions a world where every child is made to feel like a valuable part of their community through a shared belief in the power of giving.


The Family Giving Tree fulfills the exact holiday wishes and provides backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in the most need in our communities while inspiring the values of kindness, philanthropy and volunteerism.


The Family Giving Tree was founded 25 years ago as a result of our co-founder’s San Jose State University class MBA project. Jennifer Cullenbine and Todd Yoshida were asked to “create a program that adds value to someone else’s life.” The Family Giving Tree was founded with the vision of providing holiday gifts to in-need children in East Palo Alto.


Now, 25 years later, the Family Giving Tree is the largest gift and backpack donation program in California, having served more than 1,000,000 children and individuals living in need here in the Bay Area.

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