Sacred Heart Gets San Jose Kids Ready for School

We love our client, Sacred Heart Community Service, and their work to alleviate poverty in Santa Clara County. Sacred Heart builds community and engages their members to advocate for better policy on housing, education, immigration, etc. They also provide critical services and resources. This week leads up to one of their biggest events of the year: Pack-A-Back.

3,300 children will receive a brand new backpack, with supplies for their grade specifically, and every participating family gets a shoe gift card so everyone can start school with a new pair of shoes. Local neighborhood groups, schools, businesses, churches, and other organizations run drives to collect new backpacks and schools supplies and deliver them to Sacred Heart for the Pack-A-Back event. Volunteers organize and fill the backpacks and then help distribute them.

Here’s what the three-day event looks like compressed into 60 seconds. So inspiring!

Sacred Heart is still a little shy of their donation goal for supplies and backpacks, so if you’d like to help out, you can do so here.