Care Packages for Veterans

$1,265
10%
Raised toward our $12,000 Goal
22 Donors
14
days left
Project ends on December 11, at 12:00 AM PST
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Care Packages for Veterans

Bruins Supporting Veterans at UCLA is a student-run organization whose mission is to support American veterans by volunteering at events that serve veterans' needs, fundraising for various veterans' causes, and hosting events that increase awareness of the challenges veterans face. 

Bruins Supporting Veterans Club Photo

For our project this year, we are assembling care packages and procuring other essential resources for homeless and newly housed veterans. In addition, our club is partnering with Village for Vets, a non-profit that locates and supports homeless veterans in need. In order to fully fund this project, we are raising  $12,000 with the breakdown below:

Breakdown of $12,000 Goal

Our project is focused on raising money for four important resources: care packages, move-in kits, emergency financial assistance grants, and sleeping bag coats. 

List of items we are fundraising for

Although the population of homeless veterans has been decreasing over the past few years, homelessness continues to exist as a significant problem that is affecting the veteran community. In California alone, it was estimated by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness in 2019 that almost 11,000 veterans were experiencing homelessness on any given night, with nearly 4,000 in Los Angeles. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this population even more vulnerable as it has put them at an increased risk for becoming ill.

With your support, we can help serve this veteran population during these challenging times. Your tax-deductible donation will help provide these veterans with the essential resources they need to stay warm, healthy, and safe. Because we are a student-run organization, we heavily rely on our generous donors for support. This is where we really need you. A donation of any size will help us support the homeless veteran population, and together, we can make a difference in these veterans' lives!

Since our founding in 2018, our club has worked with various veterans' organizations, including Operation Mend, Operation Gratitude, and the West Los Angeles VA. With Operation Mend, our members had the privilege of hosting meals for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. Our volunteers have also assembled care packages and written thank-you letters to veterans overseas with Operation Gratitude. At the West LA Veterans Affairs campus, our volunteers worked to restore the Veterans Garden as well. It has been such an honor to serve our nation's heroes, and with our new project, we hope to further impact the amazing veterans who have dedicated their lives to fighting for our freedoms!

Operation Gratitude Assembly Day

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Levels
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$10

Thank You!

Thank you for donating to our campaign! Every donation helps in supporting veterans who are experiencing homelessness.

$35

One Care Package

Your donation of $35 will help us give a care package to one homeless veteran.

$70

One Sleeping Bag Coat

With your donation of $70, we will be able to provide one homeless veteran with a sleeping bag coat.

$100

One EFA Grant

Your donation of $100 will help us cover the cost of the Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) Grant for one homeless veteran. This grant will help homeless veterans replace items that became lost or stolen.

$210

Two Care Packages, Two Coats

With your donation of $210, we can cover the cost of two care packages and two sleeping bag coats for homeless veterans.

$330

One Move-In Kit

With your donation of $330, we will be able to provide one recently housed veteran with a move-in kit.

$660

Two Move-In Kits

Your donation of $660 will help us provide two newly housed veterans with move-in kits.

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