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Student Organizations at Manhattanville College Seek to Help Typhoon Victims in the Philippines


Philippines Flag Several student organizations at Manhattanville College will be collecting donations to help the millions of people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan last week.

“As one of the UNICEF chapters in the nation, we were urged to contribute and take immediate action for those victims without food, shelter, or water, and in need of urgent help,” stated Alejandra Sandoval’16, sponsorships coordinator of the UNICEF club at Manhattanville.

The club will be collecting donations on the following days:

  • Saturday, November 16, 11 a.m. to 2p.m. in Reid Castle
  • Monday, November 18, 12 to 4:30 p.m. in Brownson Hall   
  • Tuesday, November 19, 12 o 4:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall
  • Wednesday, November 20, 8 to 10 p.m. in Reid Castle's East Library

If you wish to volunteer at one of these tables receiving donations please e-mail Valeria Ricciulli, UNICEF club president or Gabriela Marquez, UNICEF club secretary.

You can also donate to UNICEF by visiting the organization’s website, calling 1-800-FOR-KIDS (367-5437), or by texting “RELIEF” to 864233.

The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Student Affairs Advisory Board (SAAB) will also be launching “Study for a Purpose” at the start of finals week as an effort to raise money to donate for SAAB's “Valiants for the Philippines” fund, stated Jada Cash-Wilson, president of SGA. The funds raised during “Study for a Purpose” will go towards the Philippines chapter of UNICEF as well as Catholic charities there.

SGA will be in the library café collecting donations at the following times:   

  • Sunday, December 8, 6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • Monday, December 9, from 6:00p.m. to 12 a.m., and 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 am.