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Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

Next week CSU students, faculty and staff can make a difference with just a quarter.

The CSU UNICEF chapter is hosting a "Have a Quarter?" campaign on Monday and Tuesday to aid Asia in the wake of the tsunami.

A quarter is nothing – it's not even the cost of half a soda anymore, but all together we can help the children and families in Asia lacking housing and basic needs. While a quarter is so little for each individual to give, together if everyone at CSU donates a quarter, the effort will raise approximately $6,000.

Organizations are also hosting booths across campus next week selling baked goods and crafts to raise money.

Sometimes it's hard to know how you can help people who are halfway around the world. In this case, a chance to help is right in your back yard, assuming you live on campus like we do. And the baked goods and crafts can't hurt, either.

At least 154,000 lives have been lost in the wake of the tsunami, which struck in December. In Indonesia alone, 108,238 were killed, and five weeks after the tsunami hit 127,774 people were still missing.

Giving a quarter is the least any of us can do.

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