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Alumni Association Of Brookdale Community College's Fundraiser:

Help A Hungry Student

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We are 1/2 way there! Please help us feed our students nutritious meals.
May 08, 2017

We are 1/2 way to reaching our goal.  Please consider making a donation today.  See more

THE STORY:

It’s no secret that life as a college student can be stressful. Studying for exams &  keeping up with coursework for – all while balancing responsibilities at home and work is challenging.

Today, however, a strikingly high number of community college students are attempting to meet all of these obligations on an empty stomach. According to recent nationwide studies, as many as 50 percent of all students at some colleges and universities struggle with food insecurity, meaning they do not have reliable, daily access to food.

A 2015 survey of some 2,000 community college students found that 20 percent of all respondents went hungry on a daily basis, while 13 percent were also homeless.

“The stereotype of the ‘starving student’ is a very real issue,” said Synde Kaufman, administrator of Brookdale’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program. “The problem is particularly acute at community colleges across the country. A recent Inside Higher Education report found that 25 percent of students at two-year community colleges have a very low level of food security.  

Knowing that 1 in 4 of our students may not have enough to eat, how do we expect them to succeed in their classes?

“It is our hope that by providing a place for these students to go to get basic nutrition, they will no longer have to worry about food and be able to fully concentrate on their education,” Kaufman said. 

We want to help students stay in school, and we want them to succeed.

Funds raised in this campaign will allow us to provide much needed food to students in need.




$1,145

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren Concar

     

  • Mr. Sprinkles

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Synde Kaufman

    $50

  • Dan Leyes

    $25

  • Terry Konn, PhD

     

  • Maryann Stengel

    $15

  • Gail Harrigan

     

  • Cynthia Gruskos

     

  • Katherine Edward

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pat Schuberth

     

  • The Berkes

    $10

  • The Berkes

    $500

  • The Hudson's

    $20

  • Tim P Zeiss

    $25

  • Barbara Burke

     

  • Barbara Ann Boyington

    $50

  • Claire Smuga

     

  • Karen Sieben

    $25

  • Lauren Concar

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katherine Edward

     

  • Amy Clark

     

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57% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $1,145 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Alumni Association Of Brookdale Com...

Amount Raised

$1,030

 

52% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Concar

Amount Raised

$90

 

36% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Clark

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Amy Clark

Amy Clark

3 months ago

Katherine Edward

Katherine Edward

The Whitakers 3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Lauren Concar

Lauren Concar

4 months ago

Karen Sieben

Karen Sieben

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Claire Smuga

Claire Smuga

4 months ago

Barbara Ann Boyington

Barbara Ann Boyington

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Barbara Burke

Barbara Burke

4 months ago

Tim P Zeiss

Tim P Zeiss

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

The Hudson's

The Hudson's

DONATION: $20

4 months ago