Purposity Needs Request


Purposity is an organization that UW-Madison has partnered with to help bridge the gap between interested donors and students in need. Its name comes from purpose + generosity and Purposity’s vision is to inspire us to live generously by connecting people to doing good. No matter your challenge, you are not in this alone! Purposity requests are intended to support students experiencing current struggles meeting their daily basic needs. If you have a basic need that can help you be more successful, such as hygiene products, clothing, or food, we encourage you to consider submitting a request below.

How it Works:

By completing this form it allows for our team to ensure your individual needs request can be posted for others to see on through the Purposity organization.  Please be as thorough as possible in your request to ensure timeliness in the posting process.  Make sure to provide a link to Amazon for the item(s) you are requesting and if you are requesting clothing items, make sure to provide the sizing. Once your need is posted then members of our community will be able to consider meeting your request.

Keep in mind with an increase in Purposity requests, our team is unable to guarantee when and if a donor will be able to fill the request. If your request is met by a community member, we will notify you and your item will be shipped to the place you indicated. If you indicated you would like to pick the item up from 333 East Campus Mall, then our team will work with you on a pick-up time once the item arrives.  Any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know: basic.needs@finaid.wisc.edu.

Please fill out one form per request. If you have any question filling out the form, feel free to contact a member of Basic Needs Team at basic.needs@finaid.wisc.edu.