SBMT is excited to partner with Family Giving Tree (FGT) as our designated charity for Mary Poppins by sponsoring a backpack and back-to-school supply drive.

Nearly half (46%) of households in the Bay Area struggle to meet all of their needs and many students go to school without the basic tools and supplies they need to learn and be successful. FGT, with community support from sponsors like SBMT, brings equity to the classroom and offers hope through backpacks filled with school supplies. While many are already looking forward to summer vacation, FGT is already busy ramping up to find enough school supplies and backpacks so that 30,000 students here in the Bay Area can start the school year off on the right foot. This program is only made possible through the generosity of people like you!

There are three ways you can help:

  • Patrons attending performances of Mary Poppins can shop for school supplies and bring donations with them to the theater. Collection bins will be conveniently located in the lobby. Physical donations will be accepted until June 8. Check out the suggested supply list at the bottom of this page before you shop.
  • While at the theater, purchase a special $10 charity concessions package at intermission that includes a donation to The Family Giving Tree along with your choice of two concession items.
  • Support the drive by donating and shopping for school supplies onlinethrough SBMT’s FGT donation portal. Pick out your favorite supply-filled backpack, backpack design, or age range, specify your budget, then “add to cart” and check out. It’s easy and convenient!

About Family Giving Tree: FGT is dedicated to serving in-need children with wished-for holiday gifts and backpacks filled with school supplies since 1990. By serving as a bridge to joy and learning, FGT can reach specific communities in our neighborhoods with the help of community support. FGR partners with over 250 social service agencies and non profit community partners to sponsor donation drives, benefiting student and school communities in the Bay Area that might otherwise be neglected.

Family Giving Tree backpack drive school supply list