Folsom home builder donates backpacks, supplies

By: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
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Construction crews and office staff at Woodside Homes collected 28 new backpacks filled with school supplies and donated them to Cyndee Reed, founder of Adopt a Family Program of NorCal, and her kindergarten grandson, Jackson, on Tuesday, July 31.

“Our team embraced this effort and filled the request for backpacks within a couple of weeks,” said Scott Hoisington, president of Woodside Homes of Northern California. “The spirit of giving filled our offices.”

Each of the backpacks contains pens, pencils, crayons, markers, a ruler, scissors, pocket folders, a spiral notebook, binder, glue stick, tape and paper.

“We rely on gifts from our donors and are grateful to receive gifts that can be given to the children,” Reed said.

The nonprofit group that is staffed by volunteers organizes the donations and finds the families in need.

“We are frugal with the donation income we receive so that all donations go toward making the program happen,” she said.

Woodside Homes has designed, built and sold more than 40,000 homes throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah since 1977. The company is committed to building homes that are “Better by Design,” and personalized to meet the needs, desires and dreams of individual homebuyers. For more information, go to or call 916-597-4079.