Student Emergency Relief
In the weeks and months ahead, some of our students will face new and overwhelming challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as affording housing, transportation, food, medical expenses, and access to necessary resources needed for remote learning.
Many alumni, community members and friends have asked what they can do to support students adversely impacted by process changes and campus closures. Your support for the funds below will immediately be put to use to serve current students.
UNC Charlotte Student Emergency Fund
The UNC Charlotte Student Emergency Fund helps current students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses, including pandemics.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of two of our alumni, the Demond and Kia Martin Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar gifts made to the Emergency Fund up to $100,000. Demond ‘97 and Kia ‘98 are longtime supporters of the University, and we remain grateful for their continued altruistic support of our students. Please consider donating to the Emergency Fund to help our Niners during this difficult time.
Jamil Niner Student Food Pantry
The Jamil Niner Student Pantry provides assistance to UNC Charlotte students who struggle with food insecurities, helping ensure that every student has access to nutritious food. During this time, the on-campus pantry remains open for students, utilizing a web order form to maximize social distancing. The staff bags the groceries and hands them to students so they don’t have to shop in the pantry. A contribution of $50 to the Jamil Niner Food Pantry will provide seven lunches and a $100 donation will feed one student dinner all week.
May 5th was #GivingTuesdayNow, an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity and use their individual power of generosity to help their community. We are grateful for your support! Here are some ways your contributions are empowering our students as they navigate the unprecedented circumstances caused by COVID-19.
Share your reason for supporting with this #GivingTuesdayNow sign. Be sure to tag @UNCCharlotte and @49erAlumni on social media when you post!