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Our Story

My name is Latia Allen, and I have worked in higher education for over 14 years. My career has allowed me to meet students from all walks of life. There are many students with financial burdens, and they are seeking assistance. I noticed first-hand when my youngest daughter started college that there were many students that lacked dorm room essentials. I wanted to make a difference and realized that helping students with their dorm essentials is often forgotten when paying for college- and this idea sparked Dorm Fairies.
After discussing the idea with my husband Derrick and daughter Kyndall, we made Dorm Fairies a reality in July 2019!

Since July 2019, Dorm Fairies has awarded 39 students with dorm room essentials - over $20,000 in awards (each student gets $500 worth of dorm essentials). This was made possible by private and public donations, grants and partnerships.

Our goal is to increase the number of award recipients each year. This year we exceeded our goal of 15 students and awarded 16 students! In 2023 our goal is to give at least 20 students dorm room essentials!
If you find it in your heart to give to a new, awesome, and truly needed organization, please click on the donate tab above. Dorm Fairies is a registered 501c3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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