ABINGTON, Pa. — One Penn State Abington student identifies himself as homeless. Another lost his job and can’t feed his family. 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.
About Penn State Abington
Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With nearly 4,000 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 19 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics and more.