Harvard Contributions For Health Fund Exceed $1,000
Annual Donations to Tuberculosis Fund Show Decline
Philanthropic Harvard students have for nine years contributed a greater per capita sum in response to the Cambridge Tuberculosis and Health Association's appeals than any other large portion of the population of the city. So far this year they have given $1094.65 or about a quarter of the total received.
Since 1925 there has been mailed to all Harvard men living in Cambridge a set of Christmas seals accompanied by a plea to keep the seals and return a dollar. That Harvard men respond nobly to such demands is shown by the fact that in 1930, the record year, 2300 Crimson dollars were solicited away. From this peak contributions have declined slowly every year to the 1933 figure of $1689.81, a sum collected from 1713 students.
The Association sends out two sets of letters; one a two-dollar appeal to the social registerites of Cambridge, and the other, a one-dollar plea, to certain other residents of the city, Harvard students included. This year the two-dollar group have come through with $400 and the other Cantabridgians with $835.