Jewish Family Services: Equipped to Learn

The new school year brings excitement and opportunities for students to learn and grow. However, for many children and families in need, the lack of essential school supplies can hinder their education and dampen their enthusiasm for learning. As the back-to-school season approaches, help JFS make a difference by contributing to the Equipped to Learn – Backpack Drive, a heartwarming initiative to donate school supplies to their refugee students.

Help 290 Students | July 17th-21st

3 Easy Steps to Donate and Help Students!


Go to SignUpGenius by clicking the link below.  Select items to donate and:

  • Buy the items directly from SignUpGenius and they will be shipped to JFS SV; OR

  • Buy the items in stores and drop off at JFS SV July 17-21 during business hours or call for an appointment; OR

  • Donate funds for the items and we’ll shop for you!


Mail a check to JFS SV, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 202, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Mark it “Equipped to Learn” and we will order items for you.


Donate Target or TJMaxx/Marshalls Gift Cards in $25, $50 and $75 amounts for school clothes and shoes. Bring or Mail to JFS SV

Consider gift cards so students can shop for new school clothes and shoes. Many refugee students are attending school in the U.S. for the very first time and want to dress appropriately and feel confident for the new school year!