The Lakeland Sharing Foundation supports children and their families living within the Lakeland Union High School District. Our organization runs three major programs throughout the year: a Christmas Gift Program, a Backpack and School Supply Program, and year round Student Support Program. The Lakeland Sharing Foundation’s Christmas program provides new and gently used toys, hats, mittens, and books to children in need in the Lakeland area. Our Backpack and School Supply program provides children with backpacks filled with grade specific school supplies. Backpacks and supplies are given to the area elementary schools for distribution. Lakeland Sharing Foundation also provides student support funds to area schools and provides family emergency assistance on a case by case basis. Families are referred to the Lakeland Sharing Foundation through churches, schools and social service agencies. Families and children who qualify to receive assistance from our programs remain anonymous throughout the distribution process. The Lakeland Sharing Foundation is a local, non-profit organization. We rely on the generosity of the community to help support our efforts. We welcome monetary contributions and donations of school supplies backpacks, new and gently used books and toys, and new hats and mittens year round.