Giving hope to students in crisis
A student’s story—how emergency funding gave hope and support
“I had an overdrawn bank account, a pile of bills, and a looming eviction notice on my apartment. If I was not able to pay my rent before the end of the month both me and my son would be kicked out. At this point, I had run out of options and I was feeling very defeated.
With only one week left to make rent, the student met with a Student Central representative to discuss emergency funding. “In his office, I could feel the weight of all the stress crashing down on me, knowing this was my last option for help. But, I received compassion, understanding, and care for my well-being as soon as I met with the coordinator."
Luckily, your support made help available.
Receiving emergency funding was a life-changing moment for the student. “I felt like I could breathe again! The moment I heard those words, I cried with tremendous gratitude!” The student explained that they could feel the strain of debt be lifted from their shoulders.
“I am still so thankful for the financial help I received because it provided me with the help I needed. I am very grateful for all of those who contribute to this fund,” they said.
With a donation on One Day for Students, you’ll be helping assist students with unexpected crises, such as:
What does ONE DAY FOR STUDENTS mean to you?
"One Day for Students is an opportunity to give back to the campus community. Being a part of the USask campus for the past four years, I’ve realized just how important it is to be among your peers and make sure they are all supported throughout their schooling.
"Here at USask, we are all a family and a community; we need to support one another and make sure that all of us are able to make it through, and make sure we all walk across that stage at convocation. To do that, sometimes, it requires support from everyone in this community—that’s what great about this university."
"As students, we come to the University of Saskatchewan without realizing how many hardships we might face, whether it may be financial, mental, and emotional or just the stress of trying to do our exams and activities. One Day for Students is the day we come together and help provide students with the opportunity to achieve their goals.
"We’ve all faced a day, a month, a year where we’ve had circumstances that have kept us from really accomplishing what we wanted—someone was always there to help us. So, we need to do the same thing. We need to be there when someone else needs that assistance or needs that push to move forward and accomplish their goals."
"Donor support definitely made a huge impact on me. Last summer, I was going through a sudden financial crisis. I looked for any kind of help and was very fortunate to find financial assistance. I am very thankful to the donors and the great impact it had on me. Their support was the reason why I was able to get through a very hard time in my life and I will always be thankful for that."
Your gift doesn't end there
Your donation goes a long way, and it keeps giving–to students and back to you.
Your donation is tax-deductible. You'll be emailed a confirmation with a receipt that you can use for tax purposes.