Direct Support Projects
Your direct support for our families has an immediate impact. Our direct support projects are seasonal, and fall into three general categories. For information about ways that you can continue to support families throughout the year, please contact our Development Manager, Moana Newman: 510 834-2443, ext 3034.
Back to School: Build a Backpack Project (learn more)
You can help to send a child or youth back to school with the supplies they need to succeed. Donate a backpack and/or school supplies, and we will ensure that it is received by a child or youth in need. FSSBA gratefully accepts backpacks and school supplies throughout the year, but the greatest need is approximately August 15-30.
Thanksgiving Support: Build a Meal in a Box (learn more)
Each year, our wonderful supporters build dozens of Thanksgiving meals for families in need. You can help by building a single Meal-in-a-Box, or by starting a group project and donating multiple meals. Please let us know if you are planning to provide meals, so that we can ensure that a family in need will receive it in time for Thanksgiving. We must receive donated meals one week prior to Thanksgiving, to ensure on-time delivery to families.
Sponsor a Family for the Holidays (learn more)
Make the winter holidays brighter for children and their families! We provide you with a wish list for a family in need, and you provide much-needed gifts for the family you sponsor. This is a great project to share with your family, friends, co-workers, or social club. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our sponsor list. We begin matching sponsors with families on November 1.