The Fall 2022 semester is underway at Mendocino College, and students are getting back on track with education and career prep after an unpredictable few years. With inflation making prices for food, gas, books and living expenses higher, we know that some students will be struggling to make ends meet.
The Student Emergency Fund is one way we can help them to worry less and study more. Eligible students are able to receive up to $500 in a one-time emergency grant to stay on track.
Thanks to a generous matching gift from Redwood Credit Union, donors to the Mendocino College Student Emergency Fundraiser campaign can double their donation. With our generous community’s help, the Foundation hopes to turn $12,000 into $24,000 in emergency aid for students in Ukiah, Lakeport, Willits and Fort Bragg.
In a recent survey, three out of five students reported at least one basic needs insecurity such as food or housing.
We know from hearing directly from students that sometimes one relatively small crisis – a broke down car, an unexpected medical bill, a change in housing circumstances – can derail the best laid plans. And with the cost of everything going up, students have less wiggle room to address these setbacks, so minor things can become major ones.
Any contribution made to this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar by Redwood Credit Union. Your donation could mean the difference between a student dropping out or continuing their path toward their certificate or degree.
Visit foundation.mendocino.edu/donate and choose Student Emergency Fund. Thank you for your support. Any questions can be directed to Julie McGovern, Foundation Executive Director, at 707-468-3164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.