Photo of health profession students meeting at the Student Run Health Clinic
Student Run Health Clinic

Empower students on GivingTuesday

Three CWRU groups share how gifts and advocacy fuel positive change

The global generosity movement, GivingTuesday, has returned to Case Western Reserve as the university highlights a variety of student-led initiatives that enhance the CWRU experience.

More than 90 diverse organizations are participating this year, from groups championing gender and racial equity in STEM to cultural clubs and intramural sports.

The Daily spoke with student representatives from three participating groups to hear how community support impacts their work. 

Join the crowdfunding excitement by making a gift, offering a match or sharing the campaign on social media using #GivingTuesdayAtCWRU. Or, read on for additional ways you can get involved.

Student Run Health Clinic

Founded and operated by students from Case Western Reserve’s medical, nursing, dental and social work schools, the Student Run Health Clinic provides free, high-quality care to Greater Cleveland residents while offering students critical clinical experience under supervision of licensed professionals. 

This year, a donor is leveraging a $15,000 matching challenge to encourage support.

“Every donation, no matter how large or small, helps our clinic maintain and expand our services to those who need it the most,” said Jessica Bai, clinic coordinator and second-year student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. “At the same time, you are helping provide healthcare professionals in training with a unique, collaborative interprofessional learning environment.”

Student Public Interest Law Fellowship

Support for the Student Public Interest Law Fellowship (SPILF) helps students gain professional experience in public interest law—serving underrepresented communities and affecting social policies—while minimizing financial stress. 

“SPILF works to raise money for scholarships for students pursuing otherwise-unpaid public interest internships,” said Sarah Tibbitts, fellowship president and second-year student at the School of Law. “We are proud to support public-interest-minded students through our fun community events!”

Kids Against Hunger

Members of Kids Against Hunger package and distribute meals to those in need throughout Greater Cleveland.

“Your support on GivingTuesday allows us to pack thousands of more meals each semester to aid those affected by food insecurity in and around Cuyahoga County,” said club president and third-year chemical engineering student Samhita Vasudevan. “Because of you, we will be able to give back to the community that we learn, live and grow in every day.”

How to be an advocate

Spreading the word about #GivingTuesdayAtCWRU can be just as impactful as making a gift. The university has a goal of reaching 400 donors this year, and you can help in two simple steps:

Create a GiveCampus account

Share the campaign with family and friends

  • The sharing buttons on the campaign page generate a link that is unique to you. Share via email and text and on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayatCWRU. Tell your community about the cause that matters to you most and why they should get involved!

Join the Case Western Reserve community in enriching the student experience with your gift today