Giving Tuesday 2018

Donate to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund Today

The Student Emergency Assistance Fund supports the Lion Share Food Pantry and helps offset unexpected needs such as those of a student who lost his job and couldn't feed his children.
Penn State Abington is raising funds for its Student Emergency Assistance Fund on Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy celebrated on Nov. 27 this year.

One Penn State Abington student identifies himself as homeless. Another can only afford one meal a day. Others don’t have the money for public transportation to come to class.

All true stories of Abington students — and there are more — who live with housing, food and transportation insecurity. But these students experienced some relief from their distress through the Abington Student Emergency Assistance Fund (SEAF).

Gifts this #GivingTuesday (Nov. 27) will be allocated to the SEAF, which supports the Lion Share Food Pantry, helps purchase textbooks, and offsets unexpected urgent needs of students who otherwise may think their only option is to withdraw from school.

"Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity to have a direct impact on our students. By allocating all donations to the Abington Student Emergency Assistance Fund, we can support our students and help them complete their degrees,” said Damian J. Fernandez, Chancellor. “I encourage our entire Penn State Abington community to contribute to this essential cause."

This year, the fundraising window begins Monday, Nov. 26, at 18:55 (6:55 p.m.) — representing Penn State’s founding in 1855 — and ends Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 11:59 p.m. Donations may be made through the #GivingTuesday website.

And for Graduates Of the Last Decade (our GOLDen Abington graduates), any gift of $5 or more to our #GivingTuesday campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100. 

“A little financial assistance can have a big impact on a student. Your gift will give Abington staff the resources to respond to urgent matters that arise on a daily basis,” Karen Weiss Jones, Director of Alumni Relations & Development, said.