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Make a Gift

There are several ways  you can contribute towards  mutual cross-cultural education, understanding, appreciation and friendship between the Greater Lansing Community and MSU's international students, scholars and their families.

Donate Your Time - Volunteer!

Donate your time, talents, and service to one of the many programs organized  by CVIP. For available opportunities, see the list of CVIP's programs.

Give a Monetary Donation

Contribute to the CVIP’s Lillian Kumata Scholarship Fund or one of the endowment funds at MSU supported by CVIP. 

Your gift is tax-deductible through the MSU Development Fund Please make out your check to "MSU" and note 'CVIP Scholarship Fund' on the memo line. Your donation will go to support tuition scholarships for spouses of international students.

You can also direct funds for CVIP support to help defray program expenses.  Please make your check out to "MSU  You may specify which program you wish to support by naming the program in  the memo line. 100% of all contributions go directly to the designated program.  CVIP is totally administered by volunteer efforts.

Checks should be sent to the CVIP Office, 427 N. Shaw Lane, 300F International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824.

Donate International Items to the World Gift Shop


The Global Gift Shop creates a “world bazaar experience” at the Annual MSU Global Festival each year.  It offers unique and beautiful international products for sale. 100% of the proceeds from items you donate go into the CVIP Scholarship Fund to support tuition scholarships for spouses of international students.  To donate items, please contact the CVIP office at cvip(at) or call 517-373-1735. 

Donate Household Wares to the Lending Center

The International Student Lending Center accepts donations of household wares in good clean used condition, such as bedding, cooking ware, lamps, and other small appliances. In turn, the donations are given out free of charge to international student and scholars. 

Drop off times are Tuesday 1-2:30 PM and Thursdays 3-4:30PM at the CVIP Lending Center, 1622 D, Spartan Village, East Lansing MI 48823. 

Please contact the CVIP office if you would like to donate but are unavailable during our open hours: cvip(at) or call 517-373-1735. 


Here is a partial list of items needed by the Lending Center:


  • Dishes, tableware, serving pieces
  • Pots, pans, and plastic ware
  • Kitchen tools: cutting boards, can openers, sharp knives, tea kettles
  • Table cloths, place mats, napkins
  • Lamps and other small appliances such as toasters, coffee makers, rice cookers, etc. 

Living area

  • Lamps, waste baskets/buckets, throw rugs, home decoration


  • Bedroom linens: sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases


  • Towels, wash cloths, bath mats

The following items are not accepted:

  • Books
  • Food
  • Toys
  • Clothing
  • Furniture