Summer of Yawa'

The Spirit of Yawa’—to act on one’s beliefs—inspires us to improve the quality of life in our ancestral lands of the Inland Empire.

We are partnering with the Highland and San Bernardino communities to collect items—including clothes and toys—for Make-a-Wish Foundation Orange County & Inland Empire and San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Access to Learning for All Students or A.T.L.A.S. program.

Contributions may be dropped off at the following dates/times/locations:

Wednesday, July 7 through Saturday, August 14

  • Brightwater Senior Living, 28807 Base Line St, Highland, CA 92346 (Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Highland Chamber of Commerce, 27255 Messina St, Highland, CA 92346 (Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Bear Springs Hotel, 27959 Highland Ave, Highland, CA 92346 (open 24 hours)


Saturday, August 7

During a drive-through event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at San Manuel Village, 27923 Highland Ave., Highland, CA 92346

August 11-14

At San Manuel Stadium, 280 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92401, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (contributions received qualify for one (1) ticket for a future game—restrictions apply)

The following is a donation wish list for Make-a-Wish and the A.T.L.A.S. program:

  • Beanies
  • Beach Towels
  • Board Games
  • Clothes Duffle Bags
  • Computer Backpacks
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Drawing Kits
  • Folding Desk (Lap Desk)
  • Hand held games (deck of cards, Uno etc.)
  • Headphones
  • Hygiene Items
  • Journals
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Legos
  • Playdough
  • Science Kits
  • Slime
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirts
  • Umbrellas

Questions? Email: Sponsorships@SanManuel-nsn.gov

Make-a-Wish grants wishes to children with critical illnesses. The Orange County & Inland Empire Chapter annually has between 500 and 700 children waiting for wishes to be granted. Those on the waiting list receive a backpack full of their favorite things. The nonprofit relies on donations from the community for these backpacks.

San Bernardino City Unified School District’s A.T.L.A.S. or Access to Learning for All Students is committed to removing barriers and providing supports and services for SBCUSD students in foster care and homeless situations. There are some 5,000 local students in this program. With their unique circumstances, A.T.L.A.S. students are in need of items such as like clothes, duffel bags, toys, journals, sweaters, hygiene kits, and socks.