First Annual Berkeley Law Backpack Drive

Dear Berkeley Law Faculty and Staff,

On behalf of PIWG (Public Interest Working Group) and the Climate Committee’s Events/Recognition Subcommittee, we are excited to organize our First Annual Backpack Drive. We have selected the Davis Street Family Resource Center in San Leandro which operates a shelter and is collecting backpacks for students to start school with new and nifty backpacks and supplies. We need your help in two ways:

  1. Please donate! We are aiming for $2,000 – any amount is great – but if you need a range ($5 -100) works. If you’re interested in donating, or volunteering, contact Sue Schechter, sschechter (at) Please donate by Friday, August 4, 2017 so we can purchase the supplies. If anyone has a good lead on backpacks, school supplies, we welcome it! If you are more comfortable giving supplies, here is the list of K-12 supplies that we are collecting (only new items please): Backpacks, Pencils/pens, Colored pencils, Crayons/Markers, Composition Books, Folders, Highlighters, Erasers, Note cards, Ruled paper, Notebooks, Glue sticks, and Scissors. Please drop off in the Law Library barrel or box in 471 Boalt Hall by Friday, August 4, so we know what we need to buy.
  1. Whether you donate or not, please join us from 3:00 – 5:00 on Wed., August 9, in the Warren Room to help assemble backpacks. We hope to gather enough money and supplies to provide between 35 and 50 backpacks to local kids in need. If you have ideas, suggestions – we welcome them.

Thank you for your help – it takes a village as we all know!

PIWG and the Climate Committee’s Events/Recognition Subcommittee