Originally published on August 23, 2018 by Samaritan House

Our deepest thanks for our biggest backpack drive ever. We have collected a total of over 1600 backpacks filled with school supplies for kids in need!
On behalf of the children of Samaritan House and our partner agencies, thank you for giving kids the opportunity to start the school year with the same sense of confidence and readiness as their more affluent peers. We wish to thank the many many individuals who donated backpacks, school supplies and cash contributions. We also extend our gratitude to the many volunteers who contributed their time, talent and heart. None of it would be possible without you all!

We also would like to acknowledge the following corporations, community and faith groups for their generous donations:

Apttus Balfour
Beatty Group
Box, Inc.
Genentech Inc.
Hope Lutheran
Menlo Church
Mills Peninsula Burlingame
National Charity League, Crystal Springs Chapter
PGH Wong Engineering, Inc.
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church of San Mateo
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Burlingame
Tile INC
Woodside Road United Methodist Church of Redwood City