This fundraiser closed 3 months ago
The Freedom4Youth Advocates at UCSB are currently working on a project with the youth in the juvenile justice system at Los Prietos Boys Camp. The youth came up with the idea to dress up as elves, sing holiday songs and pass out presents and cookies to children experiencing homelessness in the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria areas.
Your gift will go towards:
- Presents and wrapping materials
- Transportation costs
- Stipend for youth performers
- Baking supplies to make holiday cookies
From the youth in the Freedom4Youth Leadership Program:
"We want to ensure that less fortunate children have a positive holiday experience and that they are given the opportunity to have a holiday like everyone else. We want to do this not only for the children in shelters who have not had the chance to experience the holidays, but for the youth participating in the project, who want to help those who are even less fortunate than themselves."
"There is a shortage of jobs and families are suffering. We want to do this project to show that we love our community and all of our people. People who are homeless, poor, and can't afford presents for their children. We want the children to know they are important."
"We also want to show people that we are not just "criminals" that we are good and have hearts. I always wanted to give back, I am a helpful person, and I care about others – this is our chance to show it"
We would like to make this a yearly tradition with the youth in the juvenile justice system and UCSB students, and with your gift we can make that possible!!!
Here is a list of some of the items that we will be purchasing:
Transition House and Santa Maria Shelter
1. Cabbage Patch Dolls
2. Transformer toys
3. Lego sets of all kinds
a. Ninjago, Harry Potter, Halo
4. Redakai Cards*
5. Fijit Friends
6. Silly Hair Dolls
7. Monster High Dolls
8. Disney Princess Dolls and Accessories*
9. Hello Kitty toys, clothes, and accessories
10. Anything Justin Beiber Related
a. Cd "Under the Mistletoe"
b. "Someday" Perfume
11. Hot Wheels cars and Race tracks
12. Bat Man, Spider Man, Iron Man toys
13. Moxy Girl Dolls
14. Barbie Dolls, Accessories, Houses, etc.
15. Pillow Pets
16. Bikes of any size and color
17. Razor Scooters or similar type scooters for younger children (3 wheels)
18. DVD Players
19. Art Sets
4 long-term female residents between the ages of 15 – 17: stocking stuffers, movies, board games, music, art supplies, movie tickets, and gift cards.