Support the Invisible Need Project

The Invisible Need Project's ability to support Western Michigan University students is made possible through the amazing generosity of WMU faculty, staff, students, and the Greater Kalamazoo area community.
We thank you for your support!

Donate Funds

General Invisible Need Fund
Funds are used to support the various parts of the Invisible Need Project, as needed, and general operations.

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Food Pantry
We gratefully accept cash donations and use these funds to purchase fresh foods for the food pantry. 
We partner with the South Michigan Food Bank to stretch donated funds as far as possible.
Food can be purchased for $0.19 per pound!

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Student Emergency Relief Fund
Provides immediate emergency relief for financial needs outside of the expected costs of education.

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Books for Broncos
Works to help all WMU students in accessing required texts, and other necessary materials, for their courses.

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Staufer Health Emergency Relief Fund
Your contribution helps Sindecuse Health Center support students who have extreme, short-term medical needs and a limited ability to pay.

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Broncos Period
Providing short- and long-term assistance to all menstruating individuals on campus.
At this time, please donate to the General Invisible Need Fund (above).

Donate Items

Food
Visit our Facebook page for current needs and what is most popular with WMU students.
  • Nonperishable food items in their original, commercially canned, or packaged containers will be accepted.
  • Items must have intact labels and be in good condition, within their expiration dates.
  • Alcoholic beverages will not be accepted, nor will items that are perishable, homemade or repackaged.
  • Foods that contribute to a nutritious meal are especially welcome.
Toiletries
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Dental care (toothbrushes, paste, mouthwash)
Menstrual Hygiene Products
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Tampons
  • Menstrual cups
School Supplies
New or like-new
  • Binders
  • Notebooks/paper
  • Writing utensils
  • USB flash drives

 Donation Sites

Volunteer

We offer many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to volunteer with the Invisible Need Project:

  • Volunteer once, or give a few hours each week, working in the food pantry
  • Volunteer on an as-needed basis with big donations or projects
  • Assist with events coordinated by the Invisible Need Project (as-needed basis)

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