Crowdfund UC Davis thanks all of the donors who gave to this important project in February. This campaign has closed, but you can still support our program by making a donation.
Nearly 1 in 5 students at UC Davis experience homelessness or housing insecurity at some point during the year, according to the 2017-2018 ASUCD-GSA Housing Affordability and Insecurity Survey. This striking statistic has inspired us to create Aggie House, a student run, volunteer based registered student organization (RSO) on campus that is working to create a transitional housing shelter to be opened in Fall 2021 for UC Davis students. Aggie House will be hosted in a 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse in partnership with Cal Aggie Christian Association on Russell Blvd. Modeled closely after existing student shelters at UCLA and USC, Aggie House will implement a completely free, 11 week program to supply residents with shelter, food, case management (focusing on financial and housing education), and community to allow students to thrive in studies, well-being, and finding permanent and stable housing.
Your donation will be used to support our students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. By utilizing your funds to ensure our students are well fed, warm, in a safe environment, and able to study without the stress of not knowing where to go, we are able to promote an atmosphere of academic and professional development and success. As a student run nonprofit organization, we rely on generous donations and grant money to ensure that our students are well taken care of. Thank you for considering Aggie House and making a difference in students’ lives! Please feel free to share our project with other donors.
We will be responsible for ensuring our students live, sleep, and study comfortably. Funds will be used towards purchasing one-time cost items, such as bed frames and mattresses, sheets, a dining table and chairs, cooking supplies, and more!
We will need to constantly keep an abundant supply of toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap, and of course, disinfectant wipes and sprays. With many residents living in one area, supplies will run out quickly and it is important we always have enough of these supplies to ensure all are living in a clean and comfortable space.
Aggie House will provide dinner and breakfast each day to all 10 residents and both volunteers staffing. Grocery funds are essential to ensure our students are well fed and ready to take on each day of classes!
Aggie House must have funds to pay our PGE bills so we may continue to provide shelter for our students. Our house cannot be a successful home without power and heating for warm, fresh cooked meals and light to study!
We need to ensure enough funds are raised to pay rent for our townhouse, allowing Aggie House to continue supporting our students. Your donation will go directly to keeping the roof over our students' heads and protecting them.