Some of our Dreamers go back to school as early as August 16th! IHADLA is running a Back to School Supplies Drive for our 65 rising fifth graders in Boyle Heights, 70 rising eighth graders in Watts, and 120 rising eleventh and twelth graders in Inglewood.

Help our Dreamers Succeed in School This Year!

back to school supplies are essential for learningAs summer draws to a close, many of our Dreamers still lack even the most basic of school supplies. Additionally, many of our Dreamers attend school outside of their neighborhood and are in desperate need of a monthly bus pass to get to school.

Without access to transportation and the required school supplies, these students cannot succeed academically and will not reach their full potential.

We need your help to ensure that these Dreamers have what they need for the school year! Below, you will find examples of what our Dreamers need, but any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated. Every dollar given is instrumental in helping a young person realize his or her dreams!

If your school or parents’ group would like to get involved in our Back to School Supplies Drive, or if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at or (213) 572-0175. If you would like to have school supplies shipped directly from an online purchase through Staples or Amazon, please use our physical address:

3580 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 720
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Thank you so much, in advance, for your help in making sure our Dreamers are prepared for the coming school year – we could not do the work that we do without valued supporters such as you!

Some Ways Your Donation Can Help our Dreamers:

  • $30 can provide a Dreamer a backpack with school supplies
  • $50 can support a Dreamer to go on a field trip
  • $100 can support a Dreamer to buy books
  • $200 can support four high school Dreamers apply to college
  • $264 can provide a Dreamer a year-round bus pass to get to and from school (we need 35 bus passes!)
  • $300 can provide ten Dreamers a backpack with school supplies
  • $350 can provide a Dreamer the opportunity to own a computer
  • $500 can provide transportation for a college field trip
  • $750 can provide ten Dreamers a graphing calculator
  • $1,000 can provide healthy snacks throughout the school year
  • $2,000 can provide a graduating senior with a scholarship for their first year of college

Please use the following form to donate by credit card.

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Send a Check or Company’s Matching Gift Form by Mail

You may send a contribution by mail with a check payable to the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles, using the downloadable IHADLA Donation Form which allows you to indicate if you wish it to be a tribute gift.

Our mailing address is:
“I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles
3580 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 720
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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The full 100% of the proceeds contributed on this site will go directly to “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles, ensuring that our Dreamers have all of the tools for success that they could not otherwise afford.

Please note that funds donated to our Back to School Campaign may support a variety of IHADLA programs throughout the year.

USC USC School Supplies Donation
Thank you to USC for your donation of school supplies for 65 rising fifth grade students.