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UCLA has 100 incoming freshmen 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, pillows, mattress pad, bath towels

  • Toiletries* & Shower Caddies

  • Laundry Bags & Laundry Detergent

  • Power strips & Lamps

  • Notebooks, Pens, Pencils, Highlighters

  • UCLA hat, T-shirt, water bottles etc.

  • Food Gift Cards (the kids run out of cafeteria 'swipes' during vacations)


Note on Donations: It costs ~$400 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. UCLA Foundation Tax ID #95-2250801 designate the gift to Bruin Guardian Scholars #62274O.  Donations above go to the Dorm Move In Event & Holiday party. Click below to donate directly to UCLA BGS Programs and Scholarships. Thank you! 


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!

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The 2017 Dorm move in event was a huge success thanks to your donations and volunteering! We were able to equip all the students with sheets, towels, pillows, blankets, toiletries, extension cords, lamps, school supplies, food gift cards etc. and help them settle into their dorm rooms. Thank you for your generosity and energy! 

* Toiletries: Soap & Soap Case, Toothpaste, Toothbrush & Cover, Razor, Shaving Cream, Tampons, Pads, Deodorant, Advil, Cold Medicine, Laundry Detergent.