There are currently over 16,000 identified homeless students in the Los Angeles Unified School District -- up 3,000 from last year. Despite their parents’ efforts to better their situation, challenges still remain in this economy.
Please consider sponsoring a family this holiday season. Grab a group of co-workers, friends, family, soccer team or a networking group. You’d be surprised how a little goes a long way.
Here are some details to know about sponsoring a family:
Approximate costs incurred by the sponsor ...
Family of 3 (1 parent, 2 kids): Approx: $130
Family of 4: (2 parents, 2 kids): Approx: $180
Family of 5: (2 parents, 3 kids): Approx: $230
Family of 6: (2 parents, 4 kids): Approx: $280
Wish Lists ...
We are asking sponsors to provide one garment per family member. In addition, each child should receive 1-2 toys, and the family should receive one household item (pot, pan, blanket, etc.) and a grocery store gift card (Valued at $10 per family member). We will provide you with your assigned family's wish list.
Please wrap and label all items for your family, then deliver or mail them by December 2, 2011 to our main office located at 1430 South San Julian Street, # 7, Los Angeles, CA 90015; or one of the following locations :
Gardena: 1208 Magnolia Ave., PSA Bungalow, Gardena, CA, 90247. Contact: Ana Quintero, Counselor Phone: 310 354-3228
Next Steps ...
You're in? GREAT! Click here to register. We'll take your information and match you with a family in our program. Then you'll receive, via USPS mail or email, Giving Guidelines, your family's Wish List and specific delivery instructions.
Thank you again for your interest, generosity and compassion to help a needy family during this holiday season.
Thank you to everyone who signed up to sponsor a family this holiday season. The response has been tremendous! Online sign ups are now closed, But you can still call the LAUSD Homeless Education Program at 213-765-2894 or 213 765-2849 to see how you can help now and all year round.You can also send an email to the Homeless Education Program.