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Dear Friends and Supporters,

In December, the Women’s Soccer team at the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) approached Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) with an unexpected proposal. After considering several other local non-profits, the team selected FOLA as the non-profit organization for which they wanted to launch a fundraiser1

We are excited to announce that the Cal Tech Women’s Soccer team has officially launched their GoFundMe page with their goal to raise $1,000. FOLA’s goal is to match their goal with an additional $1,000. The funds will be used to support our services to the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, their children and families during the coming year. A $100 gift will provide approximately two hours of services such as job assistance, family support group, or parenting support for one family.

Won’t you please help these special women and FOLA reach this goal? You can donate directly on GoFundMe here and help us to our $1000 match!

Thank you in advance for your support.

*All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

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