United States Donors

Tax receipts will automatically be issued to Canadian donors. For gifts from the United States, you can still receive tax advantages by making a cheque out to “Friends of University of  Waterloo Foundation,” with the Memo as “Caring Quilts”. Please send the cheque to:

Office of Advancement
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

For more information about gifts from the United States, click here.

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For gifts to be made by payroll or pension deduction, or for any other
inquiries, please contact the office at: 1-800-408-8715

 

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A quilt from the Caring Quilts project A quilt from the Caring Quilts project A quilt from the Caring Quilts project

The university experience is a time of academic and personal growth, but it can also be fraught with the challenges of being away from home, making new friends, financial stress, and the pursuit of good grades. For some students, these challenges can seem overwhelming, and they may have difficulty coping.

In these times of crisis, the University's Counselling & Psychological Services team provides help that is professional, confidential, and non-judgmental. Now, they are taking this assistance one step further by offering a unique gesture of comfort to students in distress.

Student with UW Cares quilt
Ramona Leitao/Imprint

Caring Quilts are traditional, handmade Mennonite quilts that are distributed through Counselling Services to struggling students to remind them that they are not alone. The quilt has special significance as a symbol of warmth and protection. A "UW Cares" label sewn into each quilt offers a comforting message to its recipient, who can keep the quilt as a memento from the Waterloo family.

Waterloo professors Greta Kroeker and Sally Gunz are leading fundraising efforts to expand the Caring Quilts campaign so these beautiful quilts can be offered to even more students. Faculty, staff, alumni, and even parents of students are getting involved to raise $3,000 to purchase 10-15 quilts each year. Any funds raised in excess of this goal will go to support the highest priorities of Counselling Services. All gifts made through this page will be automatically receipted for tax purposes.

Please show our students that they are surrounded by a caring campus community by making your gift now. Thank you.

 
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