Our Mission:

Supporting Yolo County Transition Age Foster Youth.

Our all-volunteer nonprofit provides underserved foster youth in Yolo County with support & advocacy as well as furniture, household goods, and resources to furnish their first apartment or home.

 
 
 
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Urgent Needs Fall 2019

Our furniture reserves are running low and we are in need of:

  • Small Dressers

  • Couches

  • Kitchen Tables & Chairs

 
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About Us

In 2014, (our first year of being a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization), we helped 12 youth. Last year in 2018, we provided 35 youth with everything from furniture to shower curtains and appliances to mattresses . From college students to single parents to formerly homeless youth, we were able to help every one of our referrals this year create a home.

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Our Impact

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Youth helped since 2014

We started with 12 (all Yolo County) foster youth in 2014. Since then we have expanded to assist UCDavis Guardian Scholars, as well as Yolo County transition age youth with mental health challenges, most of whom were homeless or also former foster youth.

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Our goal for 2019

We expect to serve 35 youth in 2019. On two Saturdays in September we provided furniture and household goods as well as trucks and people power to 19 UCDavis Guardian Scholars (both sophomore and transfer former foster youth) moving to apartments. Other youth are referred throughout the year by Yolo County social workers.

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Volunteer run

We are proud of our all volunteer non-profit. From fundraising to collecting used furniture to driving a van and delivering items to a deserving young person, our hardworking volunteer staff does it all. We keep our overhead low by not paying anyone a salary.

 

Help Create a Home.

The youth we serve live in small apartments, trailers or a rent a room in a home. The furniture we supply needs to be relatively lightweight, small, easy to move, and in good working condition.

 

 

We accept donations of:

  • Small kitchen tables & chairs

  • Small couches or loveseats

  • Small shelving units

  • Small living room chairs

  • End tables & coffee tables

  • Desks and Office Chairs

  • Nightstands

  • Small Dressers

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In their own words…

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for taking the time to go through our wish list and get us what we need for a smooth move in.  Everyone was so nice and helpful, it really warmed our hearts and made me feel so welcome in the community. Last night we put the finishing touches on our studio and we are so happy with our little home.”

“Make it Happen has helped me start on the right foot and made living on my own less stressful. I am lost for words, thank you for making my transition into my second year easy. It’s foundations like these that keep students motivated in school and allow us to overcome the challenges in life.”