Come together: 628 donors for $10,000 in critical student support!
On Pi Day, March 14, you can help MIT students on campus: if 314 donors make gifts of any size to Student Support and Wellbeing, an anonymous donor will give an additional $5,000, and if 628 donors give, an anonymous donor will give $10,000. PLUS, if the 628 donor goal is met by 6:28pm ET on March 14, a big bonus challenge is in store!
About Student Support and Wellbeing at MIT
When you’re a student on a tight budget, expenses can add up—in a recent survey, 40% of MIT students rated finances as a significant source of stress. Even with the generous financial support MIT provides, it can be a serious challenge to cover medical bills or travel home for a family emergency, or even essentials like food and winter clothing. This is where Student Support and Wellbeing, part of MIT’s Division of Student Life, steps in to help.
MIT believes that every student deserves equal access to opportunities, regardless of any financial hardships they face—and has recently launched several initiatives to make this ideal a reality. The Accessing Resources MIT (ARM) Coalition, for instance, connects undergraduate and graduate students in financial need to the resources necessary to thrive at MIT. Two other programs include an at-cost grocery store (TechMart) and a meal swipe donation program (SwipeShare), which were both started in response to learning that roughly 10% of MIT students struggle with food insecurity during their time at the Institute. Many of the support offices on campus also regularly provide funds to students with unexpected and emergency situations. We’re proud of the success of these programs, but they all need funding to sustain them for the future.
Your gift to Student Support and Wellbeing directly helps MIT students in need. Each dollar you give will go directly to an MIT student who is in crisis, hungry, or has other urgent needs. Please join us on March 14 during the MIT 24-Hour Challenge and make a difference in the lives of MIT students today.