Capture the Dream is raising money to provide much needed backpacks and school supplies to two schools in the Bay Area. The DreamPack campaign will support 215+ students this year. Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $4,515 by donating here. For every $20 that is donated, CTD will purchase one Dream Pack for one child.
If you have questions about DreamPack or if you want to volunteer at one of our backpack stuffing or giveaway days, please contact DreamPack Program Manager Bonita Luk at email@example.com.
More about this year’s DreamPack beneficiaries:
Achieve & World Academy
Achieve & World Academy is a K-5 school in the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland. Due to budget cuts in the school, and the struggle of families within the community, many students do not have the school supplies they need. The students LOVE to read and write, so supplies are greatly needed and much appreciated. CTD will be donating backpacks with supplies to the entire 3rd grade class.
James Lick Middle School
James Lick Middle School is a public school servings students from all areas of San Francisco, mainly Bayview, Hunter’s Point, Mission, Excelsior and Visitation Valley. Many of the students and families face a multitude of socio-economic struggles and there are many families at James Lick who would greatly benefit from a little support at the beginning of the school year in order to get the necessary supplies and materials for their students. CTD will be donating backpacks to high need students in each grade level (6th, 7th, and 8th).
With the start of each new school year families spend a large amount of money on school supplies. And with nearly 25% of East Bay residents suffering economic hardship, many parents cannot afford to purchase basic school supplies, like pencils and notebooks. Adding to the problem, government budget cuts are forcing schools to reduce the number of supplies that they can provide. The mix of poverty and tighter budgets is leaving too many students without the tools they need to succeed in school.
Capture the Dream, Inc. attempts to remedy the problem through its annual DreamPack Campaign. The campaign provides needy students of various ages and grade levels with brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. Every back pack contains 30 items that are customized for each student’s grade level and needs. Equipped with the right tools, students can finally focus on learning.
CTD is currently accepting donations for the Dream Pack Campaign. For every $20 that is donated, CTD will purchase one Dream Pack for one child.
To date, we have fundraised over $17,725 and distributed over 855 backpacks fundraised since program started.