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Philanthropy

Coins for a Cause
Coins for a Cause is a collaboration between Dining Services, Community Outreach, and various UConn student organizations to raise funds for non-profit organizations. Each month funds are collected through donation boxes located in select Dining Services locations. At the end of the month all of the change is collected, counted, and rolled; a check is then sent to the designated philanthropy in the amount of the raised donations. This is a quick and easy way to donate a substantial amount of money for philanthropy. Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now being accepted. Apply here: Coins for a Cause Application 2016-2017 

Month UConn Student Organization Nonprofit Organization
September 2015 Kappa Phi Lambda Feeding Children Everywhere
October 2015 China Cares Half the Sky Foundation
November 2015 Autism Speaks Autism Speaks
December 2015/ January 2016 HuskyTHON  HuskyTHON/ Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
February 2016 Pencils of Promise Pencils of Promise National Chapter
March 2016 Active Minds Active Minds Inc.
April 2016 UConn Empower Service for Peace HQ
Summer 2016 Sigma Alpha Heifer International
Special Olympics Dodgeball
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These continuing opportunities develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, build skills, and develop friendships with families and other Special Olympics athletes and the community. This event allows various UConn student organizations and surrounding community organizations to form teams for participation in the dodgeball games as well as helping to raise money for Special Olympics branches in CT. UConn students are instrumental in the planning and facilitation of the annual tournament. Register now!Community Outreach also has several standing Special Olympics partnerships as well as multiple one-time experiences through Community Service Days. Learn more>>
Relief Efforts
The Office of Community Outreach is aware of the needs that can arise from various disasters and devastating events and we know that the UConn community has always been very responsive with relief efforts. We provide resources to ensure that fundraising activities are done in a way that upholds the policies of the University as well as the laws of Connecticut.Visit our Relief Efforts page for more resources and to see a list of current projects taking place across campus.