AMS raises nearly $3,000 for Students for Students

Society services raised funds for low-income students in October

AMS services raised nearly $3,000 for SFS in the month of October.
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In the month of October, AMS services raised nearly $3,000 for Students for Students (SFS), a student-run organization dedicated to raising funds for low-income students in the wake of provincial assistance cuts. 
 
Launched this summer, SFS encourages students to donate their 10 per cent tuition deduction, implemented by the provincial government in January, to the University’s general bursary for students who may receive fewer funds from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
 
“With the combined efforts of the AMS, AMS Services, and Students For Students, we hope that this campaign helped propel donations to the General Bursary and got students and alumni in our community engaged in how these new financial barriers to education can impact those of us here at Queen’s,” AMS President Auston Pierce wrote in a statement to The Journal.
 
Pierce said students, AMS staff members, and University administration donated to the bursary. On the service level, the Common Ground Café sold $1 SFS-branded cookies, Tricolour Outlet sold limited-edition t-shirts, and Walkhome held a raffle for a Fitbit. 
 
In total, AMS services raised $2,956. 
 
“The AMS would like to thank everyone who donated both their time and money to this cause,” Pierce said. “It has been a privilege to help in such an effort.”
 
For the month of November, the AMS will raise funds for the Kingston Youth Shelter.
 

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