W Store Supports WUSA’s Student-Run Services

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Aiju Chau
Communications Assistant
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 13:30

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Earlier this year, W Store began selling unique, limited edition, UWaterloo merchandise to raise funds to support COVID-19 relief efforts on campus. All proceeds from the sales of the COVID fundraiser merchandise will go towards Mental Health Wellness-related programs at the university.

Brendan Lowther, the Manager of Student-Run Services here at the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) says these services will run during both the fall and winter terms. These programs are here to, “help our undergraduate students in a variety of wellness-related programming.” This also includes “peer support, physical wellness products such as hygiene and sexual health products, as well as general programs and events.” All of this is to support and improve wellness within our campus community.

So far, Brendan says they have received $1500 of proceeds that will help fund the services and support their initiatives. A partnership like this is great because it “allows students to directly receive support through funding from a campus partner”. This means that these services will be able to accomplish and provide more towards improving wellness for undergrad students. Ryan Jacobs, Director of Print + Retail Solutions (which includes W Store and W Print), says, “As a student service, it was important for W Store and W Print to support student initiatives that will prioritize wellness during the time of uncertainty.”

If you would like to support the campus and this move towards providing more services with funding for students, you can head to W Store to purchase some items! They currently have a ‘Work from Home’ collection that promotes staying organized, staying connected, and staying cozy! Check out their selection of UWaterloo swag at their online store.