UCLA has >100 incoming students who are Foster Youth.  Let's honor their achievement & help them move into 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, Chapstick, Cold Medicine, Bandaids, Face Wipes, Purell

  • UCLA baseball hat, T-shirt, blanket, travel mug

  • Notebooks, Pens, Pencils, Highlighters

  • Food gift cards (the kids run out of cafeteria 'swipes' during vacations)

  • Wall decals for decorating their dorm room


Note on Donations: It costs >$500 per student just for the very basics!

Crowd funding sites take 7-9%. We are 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 to Dorm Move-In Day. If your company can donate in bulk please email taniaksuster@gmail.com Thank you!

If you need to receive a tax receipt or have corporate matching you can instead click below to donate directly to Bruin Guardian Scholars for their ongoing social work programs including scholarships, study groups, emotional, financial and logistical support throughout the year. UCLA Foundation Tax ID #95-2250801 designate the gift to Bruin Guardian Scholars #62274O. 


Mission

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. 


Thank you to all who made last year's Dorm Move-In Event such as success!

Huge thanks to our corporate donors: Brentwood Home, Coffee Bean, eSalon, LevTex Home, Matteo LA, Paul Mitchell, Pfizer, Trader Joe’s, UBM, UnderArmour, Zephyr Hats.

Thank you to KROQ’s Allie, & the Kevin & Bean Show for promoting on air!

The students so appreciate all of your help! Read their words below: