Campus Challenge 2012-13

Societal Need Being Addressed: Domestic Poverty and Educational Opportunity

Last year Amherst College was one of over 300 colleges and universities to successfully participate in the President’s Community Service and Interfaith Campus Challenge. The overarching goals of the President’s Challenge continue for 2012-13:

Donating School Supplies

School supplies donated at Campus Challenge drop-off sites are being distributed to Amherst A Better Chance House, Homework House Holyoke, and Reader to Reader, Inc. Of course, you may donate supplies directly to the educational institution or community organization of your choice. Here's a list of commonly-requested school supplies:

WGGB-TV: Reader to Reader Donating Books to Schools in Need

The Springfield-area ABC News affiliate featured Reader to Reader, a college-based nonprofit that distributes books to needy school districts across the US, and volunteer Kathryn Libby ’11 in a segment that ran during its morning broadcast.