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Little Bruin Wishes

$7,125
142%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
98 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 05, at 11:55 PM PST
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Little Bruin Wishes

The Bruin Resource Center presents Little Bruin Wishes

For many of our UCLA parenting students who are sometimes low-income and utilize financial aid to help them pay for their UCLA education, balancing the finances of tuition in addition to providing for their families is extremely challenging.

It's even more stressful during the holiday season. 

 

These students are SO grateful for your gifts. In 2015, the UCLA Bruin Resource Center's Students with Dependents program launched 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  Students with Dependents & 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.

 

Parenting UCLA students of all faiths, cultures, and traditions who feels that they will not be able to give their children a happy holiday due to financial limitations are encouraged to apply to have their Little Bruin Wishes granted. Criteria to be selected as a Little Bruin Wishes family is based partly on need, so students are asked to give information regarding their needs. 

 

How You Can Help Bring Joy this Holiday Season

Your gifts in action!Since 2015, the Students with Dependents Program has been able to grant the wishes of over 120 UCLA families. Last year alone, over 197 Little Bruins had their holiday wishes granted. 

This year, we're leveraging the power of the UCLA  Spark to try to grant the wishes of even more families. Our goal this year is to assist over 300 Little Bruins and their families by providing at least one gift per family member.

 

Donations to the Students with Dependents Little Bruin Wishes program from now until December 7th, 2018, will be used to purchase family-specific toys, clothing, books, and other basic necessities that appear on Little Bruin Wishlists. Some examples of frequently requested items from previous years is below. 

 

Frequently Request Little Bruin Wish List Items include Toys & Games, UCLA Gear, Baby Clothes, Kids Shoes, Books, & much more

Even More Ways to Give Back this holiday season

Due to lack of storage space, we strongly encourage donors to give directly to Students with Dependents using the above Give Now button. This allows the BRC staff to remain flexible in purchasing gifts for Little Bruin Wishes families. However, if you're an avid shopper and want to directly support an entire Bruin Family in addition to making your monetary donation, we will be distributing the anonymous Little Bruin Wish Lists after November 16th on the Students with Dependents website. You can see the families here

Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness during this season of giving. 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. 

 

You can also help the Bruin Resource Center spread the word about Little Bruin Wishes by sharing this campaign on your social networks and with your friends, family, and coworkers. The more, the merrier!

Thank you!!!

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

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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Estimated Delivery: November 2017

$25

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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Estimated Delivery: November 2017

$50

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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Estimated Delivery: November 2017

$100

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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Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$250

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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Estimated Delivery: November 2017

$500

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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Estimated Delivery: December 2017
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