Past Events

Calculus for a Cause has raised over $100,000 in its history. Below is a snapshot of some of the charities and causes Calculus for a Cause has benefited.

Photo courtesy of To Write Love On Her Arms

$398.33 - To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)

December 2020

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Our donation helps to fund mental health resources for those who need the financial assistance. We hope our donation helps, especially in context of the strain 2020 has placed on all of us.

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Spring 2020 Event Cancelled

We cancelled our Spring 2020 event in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sharing Hands Foundation
Photo courtesy of Sharing Hands Foundation

$4,500 - Sharing Hands Foundation

December 2019

Sharing Hands Foundation works both in LA and in Sri Lanka to assist the homeless and needy.

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$3,940 - SPHS SkillsUSA

May 2019

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Paradise Unified logo

$7,120 - Paradise Elementary School (Paradise, CA)

December 2018

Paradise Elementary was destroyed in the Camp Fire, and with 67% of its students receiving free or reduced lunch, we hope that the 140 fifty-dollar Target gift cards we sent helped.

$5,000 - TASSEL @ SPHS

June 2018

TASSEL provides free English lessons to disadvantaged children in Cambodia.

Front of SPHS
SkillsUSA logo

$500 - SPHS SkillsUSA

June 2018

$7,000 - World Central Kitchen in Puerto Rico

December 2017

This fundraiser came in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.

World Central Kitchen photo with logo overlay
Femineers logo

$4,000 - SPHS Femineers

June 2017

Calculus for a Cause supported the SPHS Femineers in January 2017. Femineers encourages women and girls to pursue careers in STEM.

$8,200 - Sri Lanka Medical Association

January 2017

The Sri Lanka Medical Association brings together medical professionals in the Sri Lankan area.

Sri Lanka Medical Association logo
Damage from the Nepal earthquake

$8,000 - Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

January 2016

This fundraiser went to support victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

$3,500 - South Pasadena High School Support Fund

June 2015

The SPHS Support Fund helps SPHS students in need of financial assistance.

South Pasadena High School logo
Doctors Without Borders logo

$7,320 - Doctors without Borders

January 2015

We directed our Spring 2015 fundraiser to Doctors without Borders.

$3,000 - South Pasadena High School Tiger Marching Band

June 2014

In June 2014, we raised money for the award-winning SPHS Marching Band.

South Pasadena High School Marching Band
Architecture for Humanity logo

$9,000 - Architecture for Humanity

January 2014

Architecture for Humanity builds houses for disadvantaged families.

$1,500 - Pennies for Patients

November 2014

A special edition Calculus for a Cause raised $1,500 in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Pennies for Patients program.

Pennies for Patients logo
People taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

$750 - ALS Challenge

November 2014

$4,000 - Drama Club

June 2013

Our June 2013 fundraiser went to the SPHS Drama Club

SPHS Drama students in rehearsal
Door of Hope logo

$8,400 - Door of Hope

January 2013

Door of Hope provides assistance to the homeless, helping them get back into permanent shelter.

$4,000 - Union Rescue Mission

January 2012

Union Rescue Mission logo
Union Station Homeless Services logo

$5,000 - Union Station Homeless Services

January 2011

$4,800 - Doctors without Borders in Haiti

January 2010

This event was held after the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti.

Damage from the Haiti earthquake
2007 California wildfires burning

Salvation Army to help with recovery after the California fires of 2007

January 2008