I am 13 years old and a 7th grader at La Colina Junior High School here in Santa Barbara, As annoying as my older brothers are, they did some incredible projects with The Jordan Elf Project. I was able to witness and help with amazing projects such as The SOAR Campaign and the Help India Breathe Again! Campaign. With Jaden in college and Jordan applying to go next year, it is my turn to take the Jordan Elf Project further. I want to make this as collaborative a place as possible so we can all help each other implement each other's great ideas. I hope you will reach out to me and we can help the people in our community that need it the most.
See below for The Lion Pop-up
Santa Barbara is always looked upon as being very rich and filled with famous people. We even have a royal couple living here now! But most people do not know that 26.3 % of the children in our school district live below the poverty line. Our beautiful town is ranked the third worst in the State in terms of poverty.
La Colina has 850 students which seems large to me. There are kids from all walks of life, but I know there are many families and kids that needed basic clothing. Junior High School is stressful enough without also having to worry whether you can wear good clothes. I also know that our community is willing to help if asked. So that is where the idea of a Lion Pop-up came from, a space where we will offer good quality, fashionable new or slightly used clothes for free, yes free!
The pop-up will take place on La Colina Jr High School Campus on the 9th of Dec. 3pm to 7pm.
The pop-up is open to every student in Santa Barbara and their family ! Please come and browse and find what you need. By visiting and registering you will also be entered into our Raffle for 2 Apple iWatches and several $20 gift cards!
If you would like to help, please drop your donations off at La Colina outside the theatre. Any new or almost-new clothes are welcome. We are also collection gift cards. (those can be dropped off in the office at reception.) Thank you so much for your generosity!
Mom always told me that in the face of large suffering, start by helping one person at a time. So that's what I'm hoping will happen here, connecting those who have with those who need. Please reach out to me if you want to help collecting, sorting, organizing, setting up, serving, disassembling, and cleaning up!