Donated school supplies to benefit local students and teachers

Visit to find the nearest local collection site or how to make an online donation to support local classroom projects

San Jose, CA (July 8, 2019) – Continuing their efforts of helping to strengthen local communities, NBC Bay Area/ KNTV and Telemundo 48 / KSTS today announced the return of their Supporting Our Schools backpack donations drive in July. Working in partnership with Family Giving Tree and Comcast, the stations’ Supporting Our Schools initiative invites the public to donate backpacks supplies to help students and teachers in their communities and make online donations to support local schools by visiting Last year, the stations’ Supporting Our Schools effort resulted in the collection of more than 4,100 backpacks of supplies for local Bay Area K-12 classrooms through the Family Giving Tree Back-to-School program, valued at over $120,000.

WHO/WHAT: NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 present their third annual Supporting Our Schools supply donations drive in partnership with Family Giving Tree and Comcast.

WHEN: July 8 – July 26

WHERE: Visit to access a list of local collection locations. To access the information in Spanish, please visit

The NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 news teams will be on site building and collecting backpacks from members of the public at two locations:

  • Saturday, July 20 at Chevron Family Theatre Festival in Walnut Creek from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26 at Jamba Juice in Mountain View (1037 El Monte Ave) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each person who donates on site will receive a free slice of pizza from Pizza My Heart, and a free Jamba Juice drink.

DONATIONS: At any collection location, members of the public can pick up a backpack tag and then go shopping for a backpack and the listed supplies. Once the backpack is filled, please return it with the tag attached, to the same location. Or, in lieu of shopping for a backpack, one or more can be donated online via the backpack donation site found at

SOCIAL: Follow the effort on social by following @NBCBayArea, @telemundo48 and hashtags #SupportingOurSchools / #ApoyandoANuestrasEscuelas.

MEDIA RSVP: Contact Liza Catalan at to coordinate on-site photos and interviews.

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48’s Supporting Our Schools supply donations drive is one of many key, signature community events presented by the stations throughout the year to help viewers get access to the information, services and tools they need to thrive in their everyday lives. Events include Feed the Need Food Drive, Tu Salud Health Fair, as well as Clear The Shelters™, the stations’ popular pet adoption drive that returns to the Bay Area on August 17 for a fifth year in a row.

Supporting Our Schools is a month-long classroom needs awareness campaign spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal that includes NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. Since 2017, NBC and Telemundo owned stations in the U.S., and Puerto Rico have raised more than $2.7 million in cash and collected nearly one million school supplies for teachers and students in need. To learn about Supporting Our Schools efforts in other cities, visit or

About NBC Bay Area / KNTV

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area / KNTV is the Bay Area’s investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. Along with broadcasting NBC’s award-winning daytime, prime-time and late night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and over-the-air on 11. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and over-the-air on 11.3.

About Telemundo 48 / KSTS

Telemundo 48 / KSTS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Bay Area. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to providing viewers with breaking news and in-depth journalism with their award-winning team of reporters, offering the most up-to-date local news, weather, sports and entertainment headlines through a variety of platforms, including online at and via mobile and social media channels.

About Family Giving Tree

Headquartered in Milpitas, California, Family Giving Tree grants children’s wishes for joy and learning through annual Back-to-School and Holiday Wish Drives. Thanks to generous and consistent community support, since its founding Family Giving Tree has distributed over 1.6 million holiday gifts and backpacks filled with school supplies to in-need Bay Area children and adults.




NBC Bay Area / Telemundo 48:

Liza Catalan



Family Giving Tree

Charlotte Wood

408-946-3111 x221