As part of our 2022 summer and fall Project Dorm Room program, we partnered with UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars to distribute dorm room essentials and gift cards for college students impacted by foster care. These materials came directly from donations from supporters like you. You and 183 other generous supporters helped us raise $102,934 and ensured that 240 college students impacted by foster care had all of the dorm room essentials that they needed!
Here are what some Project Dorm Room recipients had to say about what they received:
“I signed up for extended stay through orientation. I was staying in a temporary dorm that had all of the essentials. All of a sudden, the school said we had to move into our official dorms. I was so worried because I had nothing, not even bed sheets. Luckily, I was able to use the Target gift card you guys gave me to buy the things that I needed.”
-Michelle*, UCLA Student
“I just flew in from New York alone. I am nervous about starting college, but I feel a bit better now that I have everything that I need.”
-Alicia*, UCLA Student
“I am so appreciative of all of the bedding. All that I had to sleep in was my hoodie.”
-Jeremy*, UCLA Student
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*Names have been changed to protect privacy.