For more than 50 years, Los Angeles’ Bruin community has partnered with United Way of Greater Los Angeles to support our mission of ending homelessness and poverty in L.A. County through housing, education, and economic mobility. 2019 is no different.

On April 1, UCLA launched its 2019 United Way campaign with the goal of raising more than 2018’s record fundraising total of $113,000.

“While our donations have had a positive impact, we can still do more to address our county’s greatest needs,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Block wrote in an email to the campus community. “United Way’s education initiatives are particularly relevant to our teaching mission at UCLA, as they are working throughout the county to increase the number of high school students who graduate ready for UC and CSU.”

According to a UCLA blog, “the annual UCLA/United Way campaign will also have a presence at this year’s spring football game on April 20 at Drake Stadium. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food, which will go to the UCLA Community Programs Office Food Closet to assist food-insecure students at UCLA.”

The food drive itself will be staffed by United Way of Greater Los Angeles volunteers, who will be in attendance to ensure it runs smoothly before the game.

UCLA employees, students, alumni, and families who are interested in supporting the campaign can contact UCLA’s campaign committee coordinator Christine Lee at 310-398-8103 or via email at [email protected]