The end of the year means many things: cold weather, the holidays, and–for many–an increase in charitable giving. The Newman Center can always use your help to keep our programs running and growing, food in our kitchen, and students in our community. But we also know that sometimes, times are just too tough to make a monetary donation despite a deep desire to be of help.
Well, great news: we have a way that you can help for free!
- Go to www.goodsearch.com and sign up to be a supporter–it takes seconds and it doesn’t require any more information to be provided than your email!
- Set Goodsearch as your default search engine–for every search you make (and think of how many you do in a day!), Goodsearch will give the Newman Center one cent. If we have 10 people do this, we can earn over $1,000 in a year! That would be enough to offer partial scholarships for two participants on our Alternative Spring Break Mission Trip, to bring in an amazing speaker for Theology on Tap, or to stock our kitchen for the entire year!
You can also support us through Goodshop, which partners with over 5,000 stores (including Groupon, Kohl’s, Walgreen’s, Vera Bradley, The North Face, and more!) to provide you with deals and discounts–and us with up to 20% of your purchase. There’s even an app for that so you can give on-the-go while you’re getting your holiday (and every day) shopping done! Goodshop has given over $11 million to charities and non-profits so far, so this is doing major good with very little effort on your part!
Of course, if you do have a little extra cash in your pocket and you’d like to help us out, please take a look at our Sponsorships and Monthly Giving pages. This year, we have a few areas of special need, including:
- Our Alternative Spring Break Mission Trip, which will cost $5,200 total. The Team is busy letter-writing and doing other kinds of fundraisers, but we definitely need your help to get to Appalachia! To find out more, including how to give, click here.
- We’ve had a huge increase of student involvement this year–and especially an influx of young men, which means that our kitchen is constantly getting a workout! We’ve already burned through our entire food budget for the year, and we need your help to keep it supplied with drinks and snacks for our post-Mass gatherings and for the students who come in during the week looking for a place to hang out, do homework, have Student Organization meetings, and generally experience a little Catholic hospitality. A one-time donation of $80 sponsors our kitchen for a month; $300 sponsors it for the semester, and in return you’ll get your name or business name displayed in our Common Room, a gift, and the undying gratitude of well-fed college students (and that’s a lot of gratitude, trust us!) For more information, click here.
Every little bit helps, and no amount is ever too small. Thank you very much for your generosity!