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Our Story

My name is Latia Allen, and I worked in higher education for 15 years.
My career allowed me to meet students from all walks of life. There are
many students with financial burdens, and they are seeking assistance.
I noticed firsthand 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 64 students with dorm
room essentials - over $33,000 in awards (each student gets over $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 20 students and awarded 25 students! In
2024 our goal is to award at least 25 students dorm room essentials!

Dorm Fairies will also celebrate our 5th year of serving students; we have

some exciting things planned!
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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