The Students Helping Students Fund is supported by social work students (and many others) to provide short-term assistance to fellow students who face sudden changes that could prevent them from staying in school.
The Random Acts of Coffee challenge, which provided initial funding, encouraged students (and faculty) to donate an amount equal to a week’s worth of coffee purchases.
UB School of Social Work alumnus, Ron Allen, MSW ’72, has pledged a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $500) for all funds raised by the end of September.
“I reflected on my experience as a student, thought about living in a place 3,000 miles away from home with no money. I want to make donations to help the fund.”
A student recipient of the fund said:
“When I found out about this avenue of support, I decided to reach out right away recognizing it was probably my only hope. Working part-time in graduate school was really my only option while balancing a field placement, full time course loads, coursework outside of class hours, a fellowship and so on. Money from my job went to bills, but wasn't enough to cover everything. I truly appreciate this source of support. It was able to provide me extra assistance in terms of getting through the rest of such a trying year.”
Consider donating part of your coffee allowance today!
To visit the Students Helping Students page and learn more about how you can apply for funds, click here: http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/current-students/students-helping-students-fund.html.