I don’t normally send such long emails, but this is extremely important and requires your immediate attention.
My name is Kris Reppas and in addition to studying Printmaking here at NSCAD, I’m the President of the Student Union of NSCAD University (SUNSCAD).
As SUNCAD President, it’s my job to represent our students and advocate for them.
In ordinary times, that means negotiating with university administration, promoting programs that support physical and mental health, administering our food bank program, and so much more – all on behalf of NSCAD students.
But, as you know, these are not ordinary times.
The COVID-19 virus has brought campus life to a standstill, resulting in a high level of panic, confusion, and anxiety amongst NSCAD students.
Unfortunately, concerns about academics were only the beginning for many NSCAD students….
As the pandemic continues to disrupt day-to-day life for us all, many NSCAD students are now facing an unexpected personal financial crisis.
Many are struggling to cover basic necessities.
And even though the federal government is offering some assistance, many students are falling through the cracks.
As you can see, we’re facing a serious situation. Despite it all, let me tell you what troubles me most….
Student food bank usage has never been higher.
The fact is, as I write you, there are NSCAD students who don’t have groceries in their fridge for their next meal.
That’s why the NSCAD Student Emergency Fund was established last month.
The fund awards emergency bursaries to students facing urgent financial strain. It helps them stay afloat during these troubling times. It is the last resort for students who do not qualify for government programs.
Thanks to support from NSCAD community members, we’ve already helped dozens of struggling students through this special new fund.
But dozens more are waiting for our help – and they need support today.
So please, can I count on you to click here to chip in a gift of $10, $25, $50, $75, $100 or more to support NSCAD’s Student Emergency Fund right away?
Your gift will help ensure a NSCAD student in need won’t have to worry about how they’re going to make ends meet this month, and will instead be able to focus on their creative education.
I know the need is great because, as SUNCAD President, I’ve been heavily involved with NSCAD’s COVID-19 recovery efforts. I have spoken with struggling students personally.
With your help, I am confident these brilliant young minds will withstand the challenges of COVID-19 and continue to hone their craft at NSCAD.
But without support from friends like you, I worry many NSCAD students simply won’t be able to bounce back from COVID-19.
That is why I urge you to be as generous as you can by clicking here to support the NSCAD Student Emergency Fund today!
Student Emergency Fund
I know how much NSCAD means to you.
Like you, I love NSCAD – and so do the students who need your help.
Even a small contribution from you today will help ensure those students remain a part of our NSCAD family.
I hope you’re able to help.
Thank you for your time,
P.S. The pandemic has impacted all of us in different ways. If you are unable to contribute financially today, rest assured that we understand – and that NSCAD’s students know you care.
But even if you can’t donate right now, you can still help!
Will you forward this email to five of your friends who may be able to support NSCAD’s Student Emergency Fund today?
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