Working Dreams is a 501(c) (3) non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of Foster Care Youth
in Los Angeles County, we interact with the Department of Children and Family Service and other Foster Care organizations.
We Host 3 Signature Events for Foster Children Each Year-
Holiday Toy Event
Prom Dress Event
Back to School Backpacks
Holiday Toy Event-Throughout the years, we have gathered new toys, books, DVD's, clothing, basketballs, sports equipment and gift cards for children in the Los Angeles County Foster Care system. Thanks to our generous donors, the Holiday Toy Event grows larger and larger each year, allowing Working Dreams to service increasingly more Foster Children. The Working Dreams Holiday Toy Event is the largest non-profit gift giveaway for Foster Youth on the West Coast.
In 2021, on the day of the event, we gifted over 1100 Foster children. We partnered with The Department of Family and Children's Services (DCFS) and the Culver City Police Department to increase our reach to Foster Children and ultimately helped over 18,500 Foster Children have a Happy Holiday!
We are very proud to also partner with Vision to Learn. Vision to Learn is a non-profit that provides free eye exam and free eyeglasses to students in low-income communities. They bring their vans to our Holiday Toy Event and screen the Foster Children on-site.
Prom Dress Event- Our first Prom Dress Event was in 2015, and we have been helping Foster Girls in Los Angeles County find their Prom dress, purse, makeup and jewelry ever since. We are very fortunate to have brand new Prom Dresses, both short and long, donated to us every year. In addition there are beautiful evening purses, new makeup palettes and jewelry for the girls to choose for their Prom look.
Back to School Backpacks- Since our first backpack giveaway in 2015, we have partnered with DCFS in giving backpacks to Foster Children who are the most in need. Thanks to our generous backpack donors, we have been able to hand out thousands of school supply stuffed backpacks.