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ASBME - Supporting Local Residents In-Need with Community Fridges

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$911
60%
Raised toward our $1,500 Goal
13 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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ASBME - Supporting Local Residents In-Need with Community Fridges

The Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME) is a student-led undergraduate biomedical engineering organization at USC that serves the engineering student body with a comprehensive calendar of academic, social, mentoring, outreach, and professional events. These events foster a collaborative, inclusive community for our membership that allows students to gain insight into both their chosen field of study and the opportunities that are specific to the biomedical engineering major. In short, ASBME strives to act as the ultimate resource for all students with a vested interest in biomedical engineering. 

As students living in Los Angeles, it is our responsibility to take care of the community that has graciously opened its arms to us. LA has always housed one of the largest homeless populations in the nation, making food insecurity a major concern. 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles County has lived with food insecurity at the beginning of 2020; this proportion has unfortunately risen to 1 in 4 people since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.     

To combat this issue, ASBME is partnering with the LA Community Fridge Program to help supply food and other basic necessities to those in need. This program has provided refrigerators across LA that citizens can benefit from — however, it’s up to the community to ensure that these fridges remain stocked with supplies. As current circumstances have increased the demand for supplies, ASBME needs donations to help stock these fridges to assist the local community. Funds raised by our team will help to purchase items such as: 

  • Fresh produce
  • Canned goods
  • Pre-prepared meals
  • Hygiene products.

Once we receive the funds, we will make trips to local stores to buy the supplies needed to stock the fridges. Our mission is to buy supplies periodically with the goal of keeping the fridges stocked for as long as we can.

With a goal of $1,500, we will be able to purchase a lot of supplies to help support those in our community who are in need.

To learn more about this program, please visit the following links for information about the LA community fridge program and its locations around the city.

ASBME and the LA community appreciate donations of any amount.

Thank you so much for your support in this process and Fight On!

 


For more information about USC ASBME, please visit at:

Official Website: https://www.asbmeusc.com/ 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/asbmeusc

Facebook: https://facebook.com/asbme.usc  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/asbmeusc



The University of Southern California is a 501(c)(3) organization, so gifts and donations to USC are considered charitable contributions.  Gifts in support of the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME) team (via the Biomedical Engineering Fund) are tax-deductible in accordance with State and Federal law.  Donors to USC should contact their tax advisor or tax accountant when inquiring about their individual tax consequences. USC’s federal tax I.D. number is 95-1642394.


Make sure to come back and check out our “Updates” tab for news about our campaign, as well as to see YOUR NAME posted as one of our loyal donors.  If you have any questions about this campaign or would like to remain an anonymous donor on our “Updates” page, please contact Jane Ong, Senior Associate Director of Development for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering at:  jane.ong@usc.edu / 213.821.2921.

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$10

Cardinal Level Donor

Thank you for your support! Your gift makes a difference and we want you to know that we greatly appreciate your support by sending you a personalized thank you letter from our team.

$25

Bronze Level Donor

Thank you so much for your gift! Your support is going to have a great impact on the lives of young and vulnerable students and to thank you, we'd like to send you a personalized thank you email/video to thank you for your support.

$50

Silver Level Donor

Thank you for your support! By making a gift at our Silver Level, we'd love to keep you updated with what is going on with ASBME by including you on our list to receive our official team newsletter.

$75

Gold Level Donor

Thank you so much for your support! So that you can hear first-hand about how our program did, we would like to invite you to attend one of our ASBME online/in-person events.

$100

Platinum Level Donor

Thank you for your very generous gift in support of our team and our community! As a Platinum Level donor, you will be recognized on our online honor roll of donors.