Salt Lake Community College will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global day of giving during which the college aims to raise $10,000 on May 5 for its students who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Giving Tuesday, recognized as the annual global day of giving, traditionally takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This year, in the midst of COVID-19, #GivingTuesdayNow has been planned to bring awareness to the needs of the nonprofit sector and to generate support for those affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
SLCC students and families include some of the most vulnerable in our community, and they have been deeply impacted by COVID-19. The college created its Students in Crisis Fund to provide compassionate assistance to students in an emergency. To date, hundreds of students have applied to the fund. The top five needs, in order of request, include:
- Rental assistance
- Unemployment (COVID-related)
- Food insecurity
- Utility assistance
“The purpose of participating in a giving day is to bring new and established donors and members of our community a special reason to engage with Salt Lake Community College,” said Nancy Michalko, executive director of the Salt Lake Community College Foundation. “In this time of uncertainty, Giving Tuesday Now creates a time of coming together in community to bring hope to those who need it.”
To join SLCC #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign efforts, visit the college’s Students in Crisis Fund donation page. For more information on this year’s global day of giving and #GivingTuesdayNow, visit www.GivingTuesday.org.
Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college, educating and training Utah’s most diverse student body in 8 areas of study at 11 locations and online. The majority of SLCC graduates transfer to four-year institutions and thousands more are trained in direct-to-workforce programs.