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Participation in #GivingTuesday movement to benefit CEDAR Clinic

The College of Education is partnering with the Office of Annual Giving for #GivingTuesday and has chosen CEDAR Clinic as its beneficiary with hopes to spread awareness and raise funds for student mental health.

The College of Education is partnering with the Office of Annual Giving for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

CEDAR Clinic
CEDAR Clinic opens its doors to Penn State students for counseling as it simultaneously trains graduate students in the college's counselor education program.
Occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually in the U.S. on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The day is designed to kick off the holiday giving season, inspiring people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

The College of Education has chosen the Center for Education, Diagnosis and Remediation (CEDAR) Clinic as its beneficiary for this year’s campaign and hopes to spread awareness and raise funds for student mental health. Students are referred to the CEDAR Clinic from Penn State’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and can visit free of charge with unlimited sessions.

CEDAR Clinic not only provides counseling services to students, it also is used as a training ground for graduate students in the College’s School Psychology and Counselor Education programs to obtain practical, real-world experience. On #GivingTuesday, the College asks for the participation of alumni, parents, friends, faculty members, staff and others to support the CEDAR Clinic and its programs.

The funds raised for the CEDAR Clinic during the #GivingTuesday campaign will provide resources necessary to keep the clinic operating in a way that provides maximum impact for students seeking assistance. Because the clinic provides services to students free of charge, the campaign will help fund areas of critical need such as software used for assessments and funding for graduate students who are working at the clinic.

“Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to make an extra gift of support for the College of Education at a time of year when we reflect on our blessings and feel a sense of gratitude for all that we have,” said Simon Corby, director of Development and Alumni Relations in the College. “This year’s focus on the CEDAR Clinic is a perfect way to show support for our students, especially those who are going through a difficult time.”

For more information on the College of Education’s #GivingTuesday campaign, email Simon Corby at sgc12@psu.edu.

By Ahmed Mohamed (November 2016)