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Put Love Into Action this Holiday Season
Become a Champion for Change

While many of us are slowly returning to a state of “normalcy,” our unhoused neighbors continue to struggle to access basic needs such as food and clothing, students in low-income communities continue to struggle with school, and many families continue to face economic hardships. The call to serve has never been so strong! Help UPLIFT support individuals and families struggling with poverty and housing instability in San Diego by becoming a 2021 Holiday Champion for Change.

The  pandemic’s economic and health impacts on the working poor in San Diego are far from over.
Help make a change by putting love into action this winter.

 

About Uplift: Since 1987, UPLIFT San Diego has provided free homeless and student services for those in San Diego’s urban communities. Our mission is to improve community equity with free services to San Diego's most vulnerable, help house our homeless neighbors and academically advance low income students, lifting all to their highest potential.

Champions for Change

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ABOUT KIDS AT HEART:

Our free tutoring program serves low-income students grades K-12 who face barriers to academic success. These barriers come in the form of poverty and the struggle of learning English as a second language.

 

The personal attention that our students get from one-on-one tutoring helps them excel academically, graduate high school, and pursue a journey that will help them break free from the cycle of poverty.

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ABOUT THE HOME TEAM:

The mission of Home Team is to mobilize a Volunteer Advocate Team to work with those experiencing homelessness, currently in motels or temporary shelters. and their case managers to facilitate housing placement and stability.

Housing placement often occurs faster and is more successful long term with our Volunteer Advocate support. 

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Swimming Upstream is designed to help young women navigate the rough waters of teen life through inspirational empowerment & life skills sessions over 10 weeks.

 

Since program launch 15 years ago, program participants have achieved  100% High School Graduation rate! 

ABOUT SWIMMING UPSTREAM:
 

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ABOUT TRIPLE CROSS: 

The California ID card is the essential document for any experiencing homelessness to receive housing & supportive services, re-enter the job market & access healthcare. 

 

Triple Cross provides free fee waivers, application assistance and round trip transportation to the DMV for CA IDs.

2021 Holiday Champions for Change are those who love our community and understand how people’s lives are changed by UPLIFT's programs and want to help support that. Because our programs have alway been, and will continue to be free for all, we rely heavily on supporters, such as yourself, to help close the gap between the cost of our programs and the support we are able to provide for the must vulnerable in our community.

How to become a Champion for Change this holiday season:

  1. Choose an UPLIFT program you wish to support (Home Team, Kids at Heart, Swimming Upstream, and/or Triple Cross).

  2. Choose at which level you would like to support that program (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Custom).

  3. Donate online and receive "Champion of Change" benefits based on your level of giving.

If you feel called to support our mission, please consider becoming a 2021 Champion for Change this holiday season, and give the gift of housing, education, support services, and mentoring to fellow San Diegans, today. 

Donate $500 or more to any UPLIFT Program to join the Wall of Champions!

Champions For Change  |  UPLIFT Programs that Need Your Support

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BECOME A HOME TEAM CHAMPION

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ABOUT HOME TEAM: The mission of Home Team is to mobilize a Volunteer Advocate Team to work with those experiencing homelessness, currently in motels or temporary shelters. and their case managers to facilitate housing placement and stability.

Housing placement often occurs faster and is more successful long term with Volunteer Advocate support. 

 

By becoming a Home Team Champion for Change, you can help decrease the number of individuals living on the streets of San Diego and increase the number of individuals safely housed during this holiday season. 
 

Bronze Home Team Champion

Under $100.00

Helps Client Access Food and Clothing

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

Silver Home Team Champion

$101.00-$500.00

Helps Client Gain Transportation for up to 3 Months

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized "Thank You" letter

 Gold  Home Team Champion

$501.00 - $1000.00

 

Helps Place Client in Temporary Housing 

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized "Thank You" letter

  • Recognition on our virtual "Wall of Champions" on UPLIFT Website

Platinum Home Team Champion

Over $1000.00

 

Helps Place Client in Permanent Supportive Housing

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized  "Thank You" letter

  • Private tour of new UPLIFT Facilities 

  • Recognition on our in-person "Wall of Champions" at new UPLIFT office

 
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BECOME A KIDS AT HEART CHAMPION

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ABOUT KIDS AT HEART: Our free tutoring program serves low-income students grades K-12 who face barriers to academic success. These barriers come in the form of poverty and the struggle of learning English as a second language.

 

The personal attention that our students get from one-on-one tutoring helps them excel academically, graduate high school, and pursue a journey that will help them break free from the cycle of poverty.

 

Your commitment to being a Kids at Heart Champion for Change will make a direct impact in the lives of our students and their families.

Bronze Kids at Heart Champion

Under $100.00

Provides essential school supplies for a student for up to a full school year.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

 Gold Kids at Heart Champion

$501.00 - $1,000.00

 

Covers cost of in-depth training and background checks for up to 10 new volunteer tutors.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized "Thank You" letter

  • Recognition on our virtual "Wall of Champions" on UPLIFT Website

Silver Kids at Heart Champion

$101.00 - $500.00

Provides drinks and snacks for all students for up to 10 after-school tutoring sessions.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized "Thank You" letter

Platinum Kids at Heart Champion

Over $1000.00

 

Covers all operational costs to provide free tutoring for at least 10 student for a full school year.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized  "Thank You" letter

  • Private tour of new UPLIFT Facilities 

  • Recognition on our in-person "Wall of Champions" at new UPLIFT office

 
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BECOME A SWIMMING UPSTREAM CHAMPION

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ABOUT SWIMMING UPSTREAM: Swimming Upstream is designed to help young women navigate the rough waters of teen life through inspirational empowerment & life skills sessions over 10 weeks.

 

Since program launch 15 years ago, program participants have achieved  100% High School Graduation rate! 

By becoming a Swimming Upstream Champion for Change, you can help lift young adults to their highest potential and break the multi-generational cycle of poverty.

Bronze Swimming Upstream Champion

Under $100.00

Provides funding to match up to (4) young women with an empowerment mentor.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

 Gold Swimming Upstream Champion

$501.00 - $1,000.00

Provides all mentees the opportunity to complete up to (5) life-skills training modules.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized "Thank You" letter

  • Recognition on our virtual "Wall of Champions" on UPLIFT Website

Silver Swimming Upstream Champion

$101.00 - $500.00

Covers cost of in-depth training and background checks for up to (5) new volunteer mentors.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized "Thank You" letter

Platinum Swimming Upstream Champion

Over $1000.00

Covers all operational costs to provide mentoring for at least (10) students for a full school year.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized  "Thank You" letter

  • Private tour of new UPLIFT Facilities 

  • Recognition on our in-person "Wall of Champions" at new UPLIFT office

 
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BECOME A TRIPLE CROSS CHAMPION

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ABOUT TRIPLE CROSS: The California ID card is the essential document for any experiencing homelessness to receive housing & supportive services, re-enter the job market & access healthcare. 

 

Triple Cross provides free fee waivers, application assistance and round trip transportation to the DMV for CA IDs.

 

By becoming a Triple Cross Champion for Change, you can support San Diegans actively working to improve their circumstances and re-integrate into the workforce.

Bronze Triple Cross Champion

Under $100.00

Covers costs for up to (4) unhoused clients to receive comprehensive assistance in procuring a CA ID. 

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

 Gold Triple Cross Champion

$501.00 - $1,000.00

 

Covers costs of application assistance for up to (15) unhoused clients.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized "Thank You" letter

  • Recognition on our virtual "Wall of Champions" on UPLIFT Website

Silver Triple Cross Champion

$101.00 - $500.00

Covers costs of transportation services to and from DMV for up to two weeks.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized "Thank You" letter

Platinum Triple Cross Champion

Over $1000.00

 

Covers costs of at least 6 months of program operations.

Benefits:

  • Official "Champion for Change" Certificate

  • Personalized  "Thank You" letter

  • Private tour of new UPLIFT Facilities 

  • Recognition on our in-person "Wall of Champions" at new UPLIFT office