When expenses pile up, a student’s world can come tumbling down.
A sick child. A car repair. Reduced hours at work. When unexpected expenses hit OC students already struggling to pay utilities, rent, transportation and childcare, something has to go. Too often it’s school. OC’s Students in Need Group (SING) helps students stay in college by providing textbooks, online access, school supplies, gas cards, bus passes and more.
That’s more important than ever as students cope with economic shockwaves from the coronavirus pandemic.
Said one student who has gotten all of his textbooks from SING’s lending library: “This is vital because the people who go there are really in need. They’re people like me who are 35 years old and coming back to school on a very limited income and public assistance. Getting a textbook through SING is basically like them giving you $150 because you’re saving that much.”
Your gift to the Olympic College Foundation during the Kitsap Great Give goes further because of sponsor matching funds. That means more emergency support to struggling students AND more money to meet increased needs because of the coronavirus pandemic.