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The university students raising funds for Maui

Words by Tess Becker

As organizations and individuals continue to work to support Maui after the devastating wildfires, another area that’s stepping up is college football. 

Vanderbilt University pledged to donate proceeds from their opening game against Hawai’i to the Maui Strong Fund, organized through the Hawai’i Community Foundation.

“In support of recovery efforts following the devastating wildfires on Maui, a portion of proceeds from each ticket sold to the Commodores’ season-opening football game against Hawai’i will be donated to Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund,” Vanderbilt wrote in a Tweet

Vanderbilt will host Hawai’i on August 26 in their lone season matchup. 

“The Maui Strong Fund is providing financial resources that can be deployed quickly, with a focus on rapid response and recovery for the devastating wildfires on Maui,” stated the Maui Strong Fund. 

Charity check-in

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund. This organization helps support underrepresented and underfunded Black, indigenous, and women of color-led organizations across the world. Find out more and support them here

Giraffe Conservation Foundation. They help nonprofits protect and conserve giraffes. Check them out here.

The Life You Can Save. An organization that helps mobilize aid to regions affected by malaria. Find out more

This article aligns with the UN SDG Partners of the Goals.

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