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DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College is creating an emergency fund for students in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

The college is raising funds to cover education and personal expenses for students, including food and toiletries, transportation needs, and other costs associated with life circumstances.

“To help students adjust to changing learning realities and changing financial circumstances, we hope this fund will alleviate some of the anxiety our students may be experiencing during this time of uncertainty,” Sauk President Dave Hellmich said. “We respect that our donors may need time to adjust to these challenging times. If you are able at this time to make a gift, we ask that you direct your generosity to the Student Emergency Fund.”

Students can access funds for educational related expenses as SVCC moves to online classes and needs related to remote/online learning such as laptop rentals, purchases of internet subscriptions, and software.

Funds will also be available for students who need to travel to and from work as well as help cover unmet financial costs due to loss of employment such as rent or utility bills.

To donate, go to and scroll down and choose the Student Emergency Fund in the drop down menu. Contact the Sauk Valley College Foundation with any questions at

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