Holiday Hamper Program

Dear fellow Graduate Students,
As we approach the end of the year, we at the University of Manitoba
Graduate Students’ Association (UMGSA) would like to thank all of you
for your involvement and hard work. This time of the year is important
for us to appreciate our accomplishments, to reflect on the challenges
we have faced, and to enjoy a well-deserved break!
We understand that not all students are able to celebrate this time of
the year as they would like. In order to support them, we are pleased to
announce that the UMGSA Holiday Hamper Program is now open. This program
supports graduate students and their families in financial need, so that
they may celebrate the holiday season.
If you consider yourself in financial need and would like to receive a
hamper, please fill out an application form via this link:
Deadline for submissions is December 6th, 2019 at midnight. Late
applications will not be considered. All information shared will be kept
confidential between yourself and the UMGSA office.
Please consider that there are a limited number of hampers available and
students will be selected according to a review of the applications
received. Once they are processed, you will be contacted via email, and
hampers will be available for pick-up at the UMGSA Office (221
University Centre). Dates and times for the pick-up will be communicated
in the email. Please bring your student ID. Unclaimed hampers will be
Please do not apply for assistance if you are already receiving help
from another agency or organization (e.g. Salvation Army, Winnipeg
Christmas Cheer Board or the Child and Family Services).
On behalf of the UMGSA, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and all
the best for the New Year!
Best regards,
Okechukwu Efobi
Vice President Services and Support, 2019-2020