We’ve got 72 members and counting, so even if we only throw in $2 each, it’s an ok result.
Aside from the good will produced, what I’m interested in is the decision process to settle on the charity (and even the amount).
We would all have ready-to-hand opinions about the subjects of charities. Is a group of philosophers able to settle on one that is best? Should we donate at all?
If nothing else, the ideas generated would probably help us each become clearer on our own values, and where we would direct our social efforts as individuals.
$5 * 72 = $360 (a nice round number). Heftier than a coin, but affordable for any student; and enough of a total that we’d care about the decision.