UCLA has 100+ Foster Youth students. Let's honor their achievement & help them move into their dorms with the basic essentials they need!
WATCH THE VIDEO THAT INSPIRED US!
First year college students who have experienced homelessness & foster care receive unexpected love and support on move-in day.
What do we provide? 100 of each:
Sheets, blankets, pillow, mattress pad, bath towels
Laundry Bag, Laundry Detergent, Hangers
Power strip, Lamp, and Fan (most dorms have no AC)
Shower Caddy and Toiletries: Soap & Soap Case, Shampoo & Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrush & Cover, Razors, Shaving Cream, Tampons, Pads, Panty liners, Deodorant, Advil, Cold Medicine, Bandaids, Face Wipes, Purell
UCLA baseball hat, T-shirt etc.
Notebooks, Pens, Pencils, Highlighters
Food gift cards (the kids run out of cafeteria 'swipes' during vacations)
Items to clean and decorate their dorm room
Note on Donations: It costs >$500 per student just for the very basics!
Crowd funding sites take 7-9%. We are grassroutes volunteers who are aggregating and matching donations, and making sure every penny goes directly to buying essentials. We spend zero dollars on admin and we are 100% volunteers. Help of any size is appreciated! Click on the boxes above to donate items or money directly for the Dorm Move-In Day. If your company can donate in bulk please email email@example.com Thank you!
We also throw the students a Holiday party with great gift bags, and welcome donations for that event.
If you need to receive a tax receipt or have corporate matching opportunities you can instead click below to donate directly to UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars for their ongoing social work programs including scholarships, study groups, financial and logistical support throughout the year. UCLA Foundation Tax ID #95-2250801 designate the gift to Bruin Guardian Scholars #62274O.
UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Program serves 140+ current and former Foster youth who attend UCLA. These students have overcome barriers such as homelessness, family mental health issues, and abuse throughout their lives and are extremely resilient. This program builds a community of peers who have faced similar challenges in life. For more info see Bruin Guardian Scholars