Nelson Mandela, world leader and education advocate, said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Unfortunately, poverty has proven to directly impact a child’s educational performance. In the Bay Area, one of four children lives below the federal poverty line. This is why Bay Area Bruins is partnering with Family Giving Tree to provide basic supplies for children who would not otherwise be able to afford them. Through the Back-to-School Drive and Picnic, we invite all Bruins to help and bring a fully-stocked backpack and some food to share with fellow alumni! When you RSVP, we will provide a profile of a child so you can bring grade-appropriate school supplies and coordinate food to bring to the picnic. Please RSVP to Christina Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org.