Project HOPE

Helping Our People Everyday

Project HOPE is a collaboration of the heart. Torrance Council of PTAs mission is to positively impact the lives of all children and families. We work hand in hand with TUSD and other entities to support our homeless students and their families. We rely on generous donations from the 30 schools in TUSD and local businesses and churches to supply food, toiletries, school supplies, hotel vouchers and other items as the need arises. Another way we support the students is by supplying the kids with costumes for Halloween, and Dresses, hair and makeup and tuxes for Prom.

Questions or want to see how else you can help?
Contact Denise Spellman, Project HOPE Chair

Sponsor-a-Senior (High School Senior)

To Contribute: Visit,
Use the drop down menu to "sponsor a senior"
from a specific high school, or sponsor a student
from any T.U.S.D. high school.

Project HOPE has been asked to provide supplies monthly while we are all under "Safer at Home" quarantine.  If you happen to venture out and are able to purchase and donate anything, it will be greatly appreciated.

Requested Donations (as of 4/30/2020)


  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly

  • Pancake Mix

  • Pancake Syrup

  • Rice (white or brown)

  • Beans (canned or bagged)

  • Soup (canned, Cup O'Noodle, or ramen)

  • Pasta Sauce (no pasta needed at this time)

  • Cookies

  • Crackers/Snacks

  • Cereal

  • Granola Bars

  • Mac N Cheese

  • Tuna (canned)

  • Oatmeal (instant is okay)

  • Juice/Juice Boxes

  • Canned Pasta (Ravioli, Beef, Spaghetti, Vegetarian)

  • Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups

  • Canned Tomatoes


  • Diapers/Pull-Ups (all sizes, especially 4/5/6)

  • Baby Wipes

  • Disinfectant Wipes

  • Hand Sanitizers

  • Bar Soap

  • Toilet Paper

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Tissues

  • Deordorants (both male & female)

  • Shaving Cream

  • Razors (both male & female)

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Feminine Products (sanitary napkins)

  • Body Wash

  • Body Lotion

  • Dish Soap

  • Sponges

  • Laundry Detergent




$25-Grocery Stores

$25-Gas Card

If you have any questions about Project HOPE you can contact Denise Spellman at

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