The Challenge

At the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management students strive to impact the world we live in every day--seeking to use the skills and experiences we've obtained in school to enact action in our community. The Undergraduate Program Office started the Do One Thing (DOT) campaign to motivate students to positive social change, and the Supply Chain and Operations Club responded by starting Supply Somalia, an effort to react to the unique community that exists in the West Bank/Cedar-Riverside neighborhood the Carlson School is a part of.

Minneapolis is home to the largest population of Somali immigrants in the country, many of whom live in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood boarding the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus. Our neighbors have amazing stories to tell of struggle and heroics all in an effort to protect their families--families that extend back to Somalia, where war and famine have left thousands of children orphaned and homeless.

The Task

The Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Club created a Community Outreach Task Force to develop an ambitious plan to fill a 40 ft. shipping container with an assortment of donated items to send to Somalia. We need your help to reach our goal by April 21