Little Bruin Wishes

What is Little Bruin Wishes?

Little Bruin Wishes (LBW) is an annual campaign hosted by the Bruin Resource Center's Student with Dependents program that grants holiday wishes to thousands of UCLA families. The LBW program allows the UCLA community to support students with dependents and their families during the holiday season. This involves the anonymous monetary donations from community partners include external community members, staff, faculty, and alumni so that parenting student families might enjoy a more festive holiday.

Little Bruin Wishes, are you a student with dependent (s) in need of holiday help? Aplly here: Please note you need a UCLA email to complete the form. Deadline to apply is Sunday, December 4, 2022 by 11:59pm. If you have any questions email

How Does it Work?

Students fill out an application that is posted here and on our social media platforms.

Applications Closed Sunday, December 4, 2022

Who Should Apply?

Families of all faiths, cultures, and traditions are welcome to apply! Graduate, undergraduate, non-traditional, and international families are eligible. Any student who feels that they will not be able to give their children a happy holiday due to financial limitations is encouraged to apply.

What Else is Needed for the Application?

Students selected to receive gift cards from Little Bruin Wishes will be asked to complete a digital thank you note before receiving the gift card(s). Appreciations will be given to anonymous donors by our staff.

When will I find out if my family was selected to be recipients?

Students will be notified via email by Finals Week. Further information will be emailed to you at the email address provided.

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to our friends at the University of Minnesota Student Parent HELP Center for helping the UCLA Students with Dependents implement a program similar to the U of M annual holiday Adopt-A-Family program. Their guidance and support has been pivotal to launching Little Bruin Wishes. "Go Golden Gophers!"

University of Minnesota Student Parent Help Center