About the Project
Though the San Francisco Bay Area is a wealthy place, there are many children who cannot afford many of the most basic things in life – including school supplies. Without the right school supplies, children may have a hard time succeeding in school, which will affect how well they do for the rest of their lives.
This is why MAS Bay Area does the Back to School Project every year. We help provide backpacks to children who are in the child welfare system in Santa Clara County – meaning they are orphans or foster children. We also provide supplies to children of women who have been victims of domestic violence.
What's in each Backpack?
Colored pencils, crayons, markers, glue stick, facial tissue box, #2 pencils, pencil box, eraser, binder paper and/or notebook, folders with pockets, pens, backpack, and an informational card with a written description of the project and its supporters.
What's the Cost?
Because we buy supplies in bulk, we are able to provide a backpack full of quality supplies for only $10!
We reach the children and youth in our area through our community partners who are already working with those in need. This year we’re working with:
- Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY)
- Rahima Foundation
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
- Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
- Santa Clara City Library (Migrant Support Program)
- Alameda County Social Services
- Santa Clara Unified School District
- Amaan Foundation
- Humanitarian Dignity Day of Oakland
- Gardner Katie A. Program