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YOU CAN MAKE A REAL IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF TRULY AMAZING KIDS AND HELP THEM SUCCEED IN COLLEGE.


These kids have worked extremely hard in Volunteers of America youth education programs and against all odds, are graduating high school and heading to college. Your support will directly assist with literacy, transportation, health and nutrition by providing scholarships, textbooks, bicycles, assistance with food costs, and supplies.

Here's an example of what your donation can do:


Bicycle Lock

$10


Bicycle Helmet

$25


1 Textboook

$50


Backpack filled with Supplies

$75


Healthy Meals for 2 Weeks

$150


Bicycle for a Freshman

$200


Text Books for a Semester/Quarter

$250


Sponsor 2 Students at the L.A. River Ride

$500



Get to know some of our Upward Bound students:

For more information about Volunteers of America youth education programs please visit www.voala.org



We have exciting partnership and sponsorship opportunities that offer great benefits including scholarship funds in your name.


Aluminum Spoke Scholarship

$1,000


Bronze Spoke Scholarship

$2,500


Silver Spoke Scholarship

$5,000


Gold Spoke Scholarship

$10,000



Our goal is to raise $20K from donations on this site and an additional 60K from individual named scholarships and corporate partnerships. Please call Chris at (213) 251-7669 or email bananas@voala.org for more info.

BOOKS = LITERACY & EDUCATION

We help our kids get grants for tuition and fees, but buying textbooks is always a struggle. Even used books can cost $50 or more. This is obviously a vital component for their college success.

BIKES = TRANSPORTATION & EXERCISE

Remember the freedom you felt when you got your first bike? Well, our kids need bikes to get to and around campus. We are developing an exciting "Cycle Recycle" bike program with the Grand Masters Cycling Club to provide a shiny refurbished bikes to any graduate who needs one.

BANANAS! = HEALTH & NUTRITION

Room and Board can easily cost over $10,000 per year - a challenge for our families who are at the "extremely low income" level. Please help us feed these youth who are trying to lift themselves out of poverty.

Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Raul & $38.65
Arthur J. $5000.00
Anonymous Donor $1000.00
John Schroeder $25.00
Betty Chavez $25.00 Together we can do it!!!!
Mike Newcomb $37.00
AVC Office $300.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00 Good work O.D.! I am proud of you. Good luck!
Mary & $40.00
clint $10.00 good luck!
Mary Ann $25.00
Netpros Technologies $300.00 Good luck on your goal Ralph and the IT Department-Frank.
Ronat Leon $10.00 Good Luck!
Anonymous Donor $10.00
Angela Ocone $100.00
Megan $50.00 This is such a great cause. I am glad I could be a part of it!
Suzanne $50.00
Winona Williams $25.00
Jay Allen $20.00
Bob Weaver $10.00 Love the cause.
Cindi Dietrich $25.00 Click and Be Of Service!
Anonymous Donor $25.00
Anonymous Donor $5.00 :)
Sharon Hauptman $25.00
Patti Louie $50.00
Chris Reilly $5.00 Best of luck on meeting your goal!
Cindi $5.00 I support VOALA!
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