Crowdfund UC Davis thanks all of the donors who gave to this important project in February. This campaign has closed, but you can still support our program by making a donation.
This February, funds raised for the “Murals for Mental Health: Senior Class Challenge” project through Crowdfund UC Davis will support the installation of a public art mural to promote awareness of student mental well-being.
The UC Davis Student Foundation (a.k.a. Aggies Helping Aggies) provides an annual opportunity for the graduating class to support fellow students and leave their mark in a memorable way. This year, we are partnering with Aggie Mental Health to create a mural that will serve as a beacon of hope to students – reminding them that none of us are alone.
Studies via the UC Davis Health CARE Project show that 40.7 percent of our students report negative impacts of anxiety, and 29.6 percent reported struggling with depression. The same study highlights the benefits of art therapy and how it can help students. A 2018 international survey also showed that 84 percent of respondents believe public art enhanced their well-being.
We challenge the Class of 2023 and all students to make a gift of $20.23 that honors this graduation year. Your efforts will show that kindness counts.
By making a gift, you will impact your peers who may be struggling and need encouragement. Please join us by making your gift today!
P.S. If you or a friend are in need of support, please reach out to Aggie Mental Health by texting RELATE to 741741.
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A gift of $5 will make a positive impact for mental health on our campus. Every gift makes a difference!
We challenge the graduating Class of 2023 to make a gift that honors this major milestone, while supporting mental health initiatives at UC Davis. This level of support will help purchase supplies for a public art installation to be completed in 2023.
A 2018 London-based survey found that 84% of respondents believed participating in public art projects benefited their well-being (Cheung et al.). A gift of $50 will provide additional avenues for mental health assistance on campus. You will receive a social media shout-out from the Student Foundation.
A gift at this level will support the completion of a public art collaboration on campus, which facilitates and normalizes discussion of mental health. As a special form of appreciation, you will receive a handwritten thank-you note from the UC Davis Student Foundation Board.