February 22-March 28

Fundraiser for Flint, Michigan

Flint Fundraiser Devin Donohoe
various locations on campus and in the community
2/22/2016 08:30 AM
3/28/2016 04:30 PM
Elms College postbaccalaureate student Devin Donohoe spearheaded a campaign with the Office of Campus Ministry and the Student Nurse Association to raise money to provide the people of Flint, Michigan, with the basic human right of clean drinking water. While the formal campaign has ended, the effort continues! 

Get the Facts

  • Since 2014, when the state switched Flint's water source to save money, up to 8,000 children have been exposed to dangerous levels of lead.

  • Lead does irreversible damage to children's developing brains and nervous systems.

  • 42 percent of Flint's 99,000 residents live in poverty.
Find more facts about the Flint water crisis here.


How You Helped

Thank you for donating change both on campus and off wherever you saw an Elms College Fundraiser for Flint can. Area businesses also generously allowed collections of funds at their locations. Participating businesses were:

Northampton Market, Northampton, MA

Amherst Center Store, Amherst, MA

Hatfield Center Store, Hatfield, MA

Sunderland Corner Store, Sunderland, MA

Bueno Y Sano, Northampton, MA

IGA Convenience Store, Northfield, MA

NMH Plant & Property, Northfield, MA

Cup 'N Top, Florence, MA

Sip Cafe, Northampton, MA


You can also still send checks made payable to Funds for Flint directly to Elms College Office of Campus Ministry, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA 01013.

All proceeds will be distributed by First Catholic Charities of Genessee County, Michigan.