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How To Help

Four ways you can make a long lasting difference in a foster youth’s life!


Your donation goes directly toward meeting our students’ school-related needs: Textbooks, technology, college tours, test prep courses, college application fees, transportation to and from college, dorm room necessities, warm clothing for cold weather campuses, professional attire for internships and jobs, academic and personal development workshops, and career readiness services.

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or by mailing your check, payable to:
Success in Degrees
1000 Alameda Street, Suite 240, Los Angeles CA 90012

Does your company or firm offer a matching gift program? Matching gift programs are a wonderful way for employees to make their charitable dollars stretch farther at no additional cost to themselves. Simply ask your company’s human resources department for a matching gift form, fill in the required information, and send it along with your donation.

“Gift it Forward!”

Looking for that special holiday, birthday, graduation, anniversary or thank-you gift? Honor your friends, family, and/or colleagues with a donation in their name to Success in Degrees through our year-round “Gift it Forward!” campaign and make your gift to them uniquely thoughtful and gratifying.

One gift card–$25.          Five gift cards–$100.

This season’s “Gift it Forward!” cards have been designed exclusively for Success in Degrees by international children’s rights advocate and artist, Christine Haberstock.

Message on back of card (with ample room for a personal message):

A generous donation has been made in your honor to Success in Degrees.
This gift will significantly
empower current and former foster youth to succeed by helping to provide
personalized and consistent mentorship, advocacy, and service-enriched education programs
throughout their high school and college years.
In “gifting it forward,” you’ve brightened the present and the future for our students!

5” x 7” cards are printed on high-quality recycled paper and come with envelopes.

Make your “Gift it Forward!” purchase in just three quick steps:

  1. Choose the card or cards you’d like;
  2. Make your donation via PayPal or check (see instructions and address above);
  3. Email us right away, letting us know the cards you’ve selected. If you want the cards sent to you so you can personally address and sign them, provide your address—you’ll receive the cards within just a few days, ready to give with pride! If you’d like us to sign your name and mail your cards for you, provide the name and address of each recipient, and how you’d like each card signed.

Provide Internships

Our students have a wide range of career goals—e.g., law, social work, medicine, business, journalism, event planning, education, engineering, etc.—and gain valuable work experience, career insight, and networking opportunities through internships. You gain first-hand understanding of potential future employees, eager and capable assistance in your office, and the priceless rewards for you, your company and colleagues of giving back to the community in an extraordinarily powerful way.

Give In-Kind Donations

The students need and deserve all the extra care we can collectively provide: Gift cards for holidays, birthdays, graduations, setting up dorm rooms, and professional attire for internships (e.g., Ikea, Target, Starbucks, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Best Buy, Gap, Ross), technology (iPads, laptops, printers), event tickets (e.g., college and pro sports games, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, theme parks, museums), and movie theater passes are all in-kind donations that are very, very appreciated throughout the year.