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Emory students can repurpose Dooley Dollars to donate food

Emory Report | April 26, 2017

Two Emory College juniors have devised a way fellow students can repurpose their leftover Dooley Dollars and help others in need.

Caroline Abbott and Christin Hendrickson have created a program that provides a range of high-priority food at the Eagle Convenience store on the first floor of the Dobbs University Center. Students can use their extra Dooley Dollars to buy the food and donate it by leaving it in bins set up in the store.

The Dooley Dollars Donation Project, which runs through Sunday, April 30, will then turn the food over to either the Atlanta Community Food Bank or the Bread Coffeehouse, which helps serve the local community, including Emory students.                                                   

The founders, both Oxford Scholars, launched a similar program on the Oxford campus. They hope to make the current project permanent in coming years. 

“In the future, we would love to expand the donation locations and increase the efficiency of the process,” Abbott says. 

Students are encouraged to get involved by donating the food at the Eagle Convenience store and sharing the program with friends and on social media. Dooley Dollars carry over from fall semester to spring semester and summer sessions, but expire at the end of the academic year. Graduating students may not use Dooley Dollars after graduation.

For more information, contact Abbot at caroline.abbott@emory.edu.