Direct SupportBack 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. Family Support Services gratefully accepts backpacks and school supplies throughout the year, but the greatest need is approximately July and early August.

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 a family in need will receive it in time for Thanksgiving. We must receive donated meals one week prior to Thanksgiving in order 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.

For information about the many ways you can continue to support families throughout the year, please contact our Development Associate, Kelly Cousins at (510) 834-2443 ext. 3051.