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SHOW THEM YOU CARE.

Volunteer to send a care package and help remind foster youth in college that people back home are rooting for them. 

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Send Them Some Love

The college experience can be both exciting and overwhelming all at once. Many of us had a parent to call in challenging times. Since most foster youth don’t have the same level of support from family, Pivotal invites you to help fill in some of that gap. Join our College Care Package Drive and show them you care. We make it simple and fun for you to send our students the message that you believe in their potential and are rooting for their success. 

How it works.

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You sign up by completing the brief form below.

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We send you a Pivotal tote bag, and a student’s “about me” page with info about their favorite things – like candy, snacks, activities, and more. 

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You go shopping! We encourage you to pick a few things from their list and be creative with a little something extra, if you like. Volunteers typically spend $40-$100 per care package.

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You write a note of encouragement to the student because everyone appreciates receiving cheerful messages of support. 

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Include a $15 donation to cover the cost of shipping the care package. Or, simply make a $15 donation online and write “care package” in the notes field.

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When your items and note are ready, place everything in your Pivotal tote bag and follow the instructions below for your group. Our staff will box everything up and get it shipped off to your scholar. 

Drop Off Instructions by Group

When your items and note are ready, place everything in your Pivotal tote bag and follow the instructions below.

Group Name: Junior League of San Jose

Please drop off your tote at the Farrington House by December 14th for the first collection or by January 18th for the second and final collection. For questions, contact Tania Daniel

Group Name: Nvidia

Please email Marilyn Rogers, who will arrange to pick up the items from you. Deadline for the first collection is December 14th and January 18th for the second and final collection. 

 

 

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Host a Care Package Drive

Can you think of friends, coworkers, mom’s groups, book clubs, or anyone else who might like to brighten the day of someone in foster care? You could host a Care Package Drive. All you need is a group large enough to provide at least 10 college care packages for foster youth, and someone to serve as the group coordinator. Use the form below to let us know your group is interested.  

 

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Please provide your contact information and we will send you a Pivotal tote bag with some information about a scholar so you can create a package that they will love.

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Email Priya Mistry or call at 408.484.6210 with any questions or concerns.

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