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Giving Tuesday provides opportunity to help nursing students facing emergencies

Kynyada Young

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Nov. 14, 2023) – The Research Foundation is celebrating Giving Tuesday by raising money for its Nursing Student Emergency Fund. The goal is to raise $5,000 for nursing students in emergency situations on Tuesday, November 28.

The Research Foundation’s Nursing Student Emergency fund assists nursing students in emergency situations like housing insecurity, lack of transportation, utilities, food insufficiency, and other needs. The fund is available for traditional BSN and accelerated BSN students at Avila University, Research College of Nursing, and William Jewell College. In 2023, The Research Foundation has already assisted 20 students, including Research College of Nursing student Kynyada Young.

“When I experienced unexpected financial stress during nursing school, I was relieved to know that The Research Foundation was a resource that will help students out. I am thankful and grateful for the foundation’s generosity and the assistance I received from the Nursing Student Emergency Fund.”

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on November 29, 2022, and throughout the year. The movement was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Those interested in donating to The Research Foundation on Giving Tuesday and contributing to the Nursing Student Emergency Fund should visit For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit