The College exceeded its goal to provide a donation to a local non-profit; food insecurity efforts

Elizabethtown College exceeded its Make A Deposit, Make A Difference campaign for the second consecutive year by reaching and surpassing its goal of student deposits made during the month of February. The College recently announced it received more than 60 student deposits last month and will match $15,000 of the deposit total with donations toward a local non-profit impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the College’s initiative to combat food insecurity among college students.

“Elizabethtown College is a deeply engaged campus community committed to helping others as our College mission guides us to do so,” Elizabethtown College President Cecilia M. McCormick, J.D. said. “Our students, faculty, and staff feel a large pull to contribute to the world beyond our campus to make a difference in the lives of others.”

As a result of the campaign, Etown will provide a donation to the Communities that Care organization located in Elizabethtown. The donation will help the non-profit’s mission to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in the Elizabethtown area through research-based programs and services designed to nurture physical and emotional well-being. A portion of the donation will also go toward the Blue Jay Pantry which offers healthy meal options for students experiencing food insecurity.

Elizabethtown College launched the Make a Deposit, Make a Difference campaign in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The effort aligns with the College’s motto Educate for Service, which was adopted in 1915. Educate for Service expresses the College campus community’s belief that the pursuit of knowledge is most noble when used to benefit others.