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Fulfill Little Bruin Wishes this Holiday Season

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Fulfill Little Bruin Wishes this Holiday Season

The Bruin Resource Center presents Little Bruin Wishes

For many parenting students at UCLA who are low-income and utilize financial aid to help pay for their education, balancing the finances of tuition and providing for their families can be extremely challenging. It can be even more stressful during the holiday season. 

Every holiday season, the Bruin Resource Center's Students with Dependents program offers Little Bruin Wishes as a way for the UCLA community to anonymously give gifts to UCLA parenting students and their families who would otherwise struggle to fulfill their children's holiday wish lists. All donations to Little Bruin Wishes ensure that parenting UCLA students aren't forced to choose between budgeting for their education and providing holiday gifts for their Little Bruins, especially during trying times.

How You Can Help Bring Joy this Holiday Season

Since 2015, Students with Dependents has been able to grant the wishes of hundreds of UCLA families. 

Our goal this year is to assist over 300 Little Bruins and their families by providing at least one gift for every family member. 

Donations to Little Bruin Wishes from now until December 7 will be used to purchase family-specific toys, clothing, books, and other basic necessities that appear on Little Bruin Wishlists.

Even More Ways to Give Back this holiday season

Once we have fulfilled all families' wish lists, all remaining funds will support Students with Dependents programs throughout the year that enrich students' academic, personal, and professional goals, including:

- Community and social events

- Advocacy for child-friendly university accommodations like lactation spaces

- Financial support through scholarships and emergency funding

- Mental health services, one-on-one counseling and drop-in hours


Making a monetary donation on this page is the best way to provide our staff with the most flexibility and ease in fulfilling wish lists. However, if you would like to do the shopping yourself, you can click here to view families' wish lists and select a family to shop for.

With your partnership, parenting UCLA students won't have to choose between their education and holiday gifts for their families. Because of you, Little Bruins will have something to smile about this holiday season.

Help spread the word about Little Bruin Wishes by sharing this campaign on your social networks. The more, the merrier!

Thank you!!!

Our way
of Thanking You


Friend to Many

Thank you for your gift. Gifts of all sizes add up and come together to grant Little Bruin Wishes!

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Stocking Stuffer

Little Bruins everywhere are grateful for your gift! To show our appreciation, the Students with Dependents will give you a shout out on Facebook.

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Gift Giver

Your generosity is inspiring, and our students will never forget it. You'll receive a behind-the-scenes video from the Students with Dependents program director after gift pickup!

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Merry Maker

Your donation is gratefully received and appreciated, and will surely bring a smile to a Little Bruins face. Look out for a thank you note from one of the families that your gift supports this holiday season to be sent through the mail.

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Holiday Helper

Your generosity ensures that an entire Bruin family has at least two presents to open on Christmas morning. To thank you for your support of UCLA Students with Dependents, we'll mail you an official Bruin Resource Center t-shirt. (A tax deductible donation of $238)

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Friend of the Family

Your gift allows the Students with Dependents program to purchase enough gifts for TWO Bruin families. To express our gratitude, we'd like for you to join our Bruin Resource Center staff and a few students (with their Little Bruins) for lunch on the UCLA campus. Plus, you'll get all of the aforementioned perks, too. (A tax deductible donation of $468)

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