March 25, 2020

Saluki Cares Student Emergency Fund donations welcomed

Many SIU students are facing unexpected financial challenges that could affect their ability to continue their education. In partnership with the university, the SIU Foundation is welcoming donations to the Saluki Cares Student Emergency Fund.  

The emergency fund is supported by generous donors to assist students with unforeseen financial emergencies or catastrophic events. A few examples arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Illinois “stay at home” order include:

  • Some students do not have laptops or other technology necessary to take their courses remotely.
  • The Saluki Food Pantry is supporting a growing number of students who live in the community, including students with families. On Tuesday, Student Affairs staff handed out 225 emergency food bags.
  • Many students need assistance with housing costs, including those with off-campus jobs that have been suspended.

To make a monetary donation, go to the SIU Foundation’s Saluki Cares Student Emergency Fund giving page. Call 877-725-0006 to arrange a drop-off of food donations.