Spring Quarter GCGP Basic Needs Form Now Open

GCGP is back! For the last time this school year, you can request free gift cards and Amazon items of your choice! Check out the request form here.

We’ve also received a lot of feedback asking for more communication regarding request status, so this quarter, you can check your request status here 🙂

Volunteer Spotlight: Akanksha

  • Akanksha
  • 4th year CompSci major
  • Hobbies: Badminton, cooking, movies, web development

It’s been a super fulfilling journey working with some incredible volunteers who share a passion for serving their community!

Akanksha

GCGP would not be able to maintain our extensive operations without the support of passionate volunteers. Here’s a little about one of our top volunteers, Akanksha:

In her first two years at UCLA, Akanksha found herself involved in clubs that revolved around her major. When she joined GCGP in her 3rd year, she found a space on campus that gave back to the community she is a part of. “I wanted a break from the project-based orgs I had been involved with thus far, and was looking for a more inclusive space that was less competitive,” she shares. “When I saw GCGP’s digital flyer on Facebook one day, I knew it checked all my boxes!”

As a caring volunteer, Akanksha recalls a unique experience with a visitor to the center: “She tried on some outfits and even asked for my opinion on how they looked on her. We had a small fashion show! She had the biggest smile on her face when she was leaving the center.”

When asked about her role in GCGP, Akanksha emphasized she was doing what she could to make UCLA a better place. “I simply see myself as a volunteer at the center — as someone who gives away a few hours of her day each week to help keep the center running, so that we can serve as many students as possible. I’m glad I have stayed with this organization because it has been a super fulfilling journey working with some incredible volunteers who share a passion for serving their community.”

Do YOU want to join GCGP? Click here for more details!

Basic Needs Request Form Open for Winter Quarter

Having served over 150 students and distributed almost $4000 of supplies in the fall, GCGP is back with a new and improved Basic Needs Request Form! In addition to our previous offerings, students can now request CVS gift cards, as well as Amazon school/hygiene products of their choice! Put in a request before the final deadline of Winter Quarter (February 27 11:59 pm PST)!

GCGP Operating Remotely in Fall 2020

Even though the pandemic separates us all, GCGP is still committed to serving the UCLA community. With funds from the Basic Needs Referendum, volunteers have set up a remote system for UCLA students to request supplies. Available supplies include UCLA Store gift cards, school supplies from the UCLA Store, and Amazon products. Request your needed items today!

Referendum to Fund GCGP Passed by UCLA

While coronavirus may be keeping us at home, life goes on. During the recent UCLA USAC election, GCGP UCLA waged a successful campaign leading to the passage of the GCGP Basic Needs Referendum. The referendum, which passed resoundingly with 75% voters in approval, asked for an increase of $1 in annual school fees per student to fund GCGP’s provision of hygiene and school supplies for any UCLA student in need. The passage of the referendum provides $25000 for GCGP’s redistribution initiative and institutionalizes the provision of hygiene products and school supplies at UCLA .

We would like to thank all who have worked tirelessly or shown support, both on this campaign and at our center, to aid students in need. We’re excited to continue working with the UCLA community to serve all Bruins!

Chapter Spotlight: University of Kentucky

Student leaders in the Louisville Metro area chapter of Good Clothes Good People have been working hard, dropping off donations from three of our Louisville locations, Meyzeek Middle School, duPont Manual Magnet High School, and St. Michael’s Church. Dozens of bags of donations have been collected so far!

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Chapter Spotlight: UCLA

The UCLA Chapter of Good Clothes Good People recently opened a distribution center in the Student Activities Center Basement. In the few short months that the center has been open, it has served hundreds of UCLA students in providing necessities such as clothing, menstrual products, interview wear, and hygiene products. According to data, 44.5% of respondents visit the center 1-2 times per week. Every day since the center has been open, there have been both donations and people coming in to utilize the center. GCGP has collaborated with a long list of other student-led organizations, including but not limited to

  • USAC Office of the Internal Vice President
  • Bruin Visual Arts Club
  • Student Wellness Commission
  • USAC Facilities Commission
  • USAC General Representative 2
  • The Hunger Project
  • MobileClinic
  • BruinCorps
  • LGBT Campus Resource Center
  • UCLA Recreation
  • BruinHope
  • Muslim Students Association (MSA)
  • UCLA Alumni Center
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • SCUBA Center
  • UCLA Student Affairs
  • USAC Office of the President
  • The Green Initiative Fund
  • UCLA Renewable Energy Association
  • Homelessness Awareness Week  
  • Lavamae

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Students lining up to utilize the center.

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Good Clothes Good People members on opening day.

UCLA’s chapter of Good Clothes Good People relies heavily on funding from USAC as well as grants, donations, and student volunteers.

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