Extraordinary circumstances have brought out extraordinary responses from members of our USask community. From frontline health-care workers to researchers looking for a solution to this global health threat, there are so many stories about people are working to make our home communities safer and healthy. Here are a few of the inspiring stories of our students, staff, faculty and alumni.
USask law students Allyse Cruise and Courtenay Catlin saw and heard some of the challenging times local parents were experiencing working from home, and also trying to take care of their children.
“We thought, this may be a really difficult time for children,” explains Allyse in an interview with 650 CKOM, “and so that was really the kind of the impetus for why we wanted to start a children’s focused group.”
In an interview with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Catlin said they were helped by a “massive” donation from Village Green Thrift Store and help from a USask professor. One person also donated $500. All donations were sanitized and carefully cleaned before being packaged.
The pair said they’ve already dropped off a dozen packages, with plans to drop off 40 more in the next few days. All donations are anonymous.
Share your stories with us: We are collecting the stories of resilience and good spirit from our USask community. Please send story ideas and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How you can help our students during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://alumni.usask.ca/news/2020/covid-19-how-you-can-help-our-students.php
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