Little Bruin Wishes

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
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Project ends on December 16, at 12:00 AM PST
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Fulfill Little Bruin Wishes This Holiday Season

Making Little Bruin Wishes Come True Every Holiday Season!

Since 2015, donor support to UCLA’s Students with Dependents program has granted the holiday wishes of thousands of UCLA families. The program’s Little Bruin Wishes holiday campaign connects the UCLA community’s support to our parenting students and their families who may otherwise struggle to fulfill their children's holiday wishlists. 

Now, the need is greater than ever as many families, big and small, are struggling due to the challenges of meeting basic needs, increased living expenses, and family responsibilities. 

Your gift will ensure that UCLA parenting students don't have to choose between meeting basic needs and providing holiday cheer to their Little Bruins.

We Need Your Help to Spread Holiday Cheer!

Thanks to the generosity and strength of our community, this program gives Bruin families the peace of mind they need to enjoy the holiday season while pursuing their dreams at UCLA! With our goal of $20,000, donations to the Little Bruin Wishes campaign ensures that parenting students are not forced to choose between budgeting for their education and providing holiday gifts for their Little Bruins.

Dear Little Bruin Wishes Donors...

On behalf of my family, I would like to sincerely thank you for your generosity. Pursuing my degree at UCLA while caring for my four young children has been challenging, to say the least. Before I received your donation, I wasn’t sure how I was going to pull off giving my kids a memorable Christmas. I am filled with gratitude for the major part that you played in making that happen. I want them to learn and understand the value of kindness and generosity, and your help was a perfect example of what I’m trying to teach them. I hope that one day I can pay it forward and offer my help to others in need. Thank you again! - The Pawley Family

Something More To Look Forward To This Holiday Season 

The Students with Dependents Program provides support to parenting students throughout the year, through scholarships and emergency funding, mental health services, and one-on-one counseling. Pursuing a higher education degree is a challenging task for most, but the gaps in access and equity is increased significantly for students who are parents. 

Help spread the message of generosity and community this holiday season by sharing our Spark campaign with friends and family. The more, the merrier!


Should this fund reach the campus minimum required for the establishment of an endowment or quasi-endowment, The UCLA Foundation reserves the right to convert this fund to an endowment or quasi-endowment. Please click here to learn more about how the UCLA Foundation invests and manages its endowments. 

Choose a giving level


Friend of Many

Thank you for your gift. Gifts of all sizes add up to grant Little Bruin Wishes! Your gift could provide a coffee gift card to a hard-working student with a little Bruin(s) during finals week.


Stocking Stuffer

Little Bruins everywhere are grateful for your gift! Your gift helps support the program and helps students build community at UCLA.


Gift Giver

Your generosity is inspiring and helps students get through the holidays with peace of mind. Your gift can make the difference between paying an internet bill for remote access to classes and being able to light up the holidays for one Little Bruin this season.


Merry Maker

Your gift helps make a Bruin and their dependent’s dreams come true. Gifts at this level help ensure that students are able to pursue their dreams with confidence that the Bruin community is behind them!


Holiday Helper

Gifts at this level can help support a family of four or more, and bring some much-needed holiday cheer. Thank you for being the helping hand our Bruin families need this holiday season!


Friend of the Family

Your gift ensures at least two families of four or more are supported this holiday season, and strengthens the Bruin community!


Miracle Maker

Your generosity changes lives. Your contribution will ensure that at least FOUR bruin families have the peace of mind to enjoy the holiday season with less burden and more holiday cheer.

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