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All Spartans want to leave a legacy. All around Michigan State’s campus you can find bits and pieces of these legacies in the form of senior class gifts. In recent years, however, it seems that this custom that goes along with graduation has faded away. And even when a gift is given, it is nothing more than a simple bench with a tiny plaque that says “Class of ...” that no one ever reads. We, the graduating class of 2015 from the Eli Broad College of Business, want to put an end to this and leave a legacy worth leaving.
One struggle that every Broad student experiences is a lack of outlets to charge phones and laptops. Between classes, group projects, student organization meetings and help room visits, one can end up spending an entire day in the BCC. The SafeCharge is our solution to this problem. It works like this: with the swipe of an ID card, a locker will pop open with every smartphone charging cord available inside. After a class or a quick study session, you can return to the SafeCharge station, swipe the ID card again and the locker will pop open with a charged device that will last you until the end of your day.
We have all seen the commercials that say “Spartans Stand Together.” Giving to this project embodies this statement perfectly, as you both provide the station to the students who need to charge their phones, as well as support MSU alumni. The leaders at SafeCharge are MSU Broad graduates and have been extremely generous, agreeing to waive maintenance fees, as well as eliminate the usual charging fee, if we are able to raise a certain amount of funds. In order to make this senior class gift a reality we need to raise at least $3,000. However, the more we raise, the more lockers we can provide. Along with additional lockers, the owners will “Spartify” the station, allowing us to truly give a unique gift and leave a truly unique legacy as the Eli Broad College of Business Class of 2015.