Parents of students living in residence at the University of Lethbridge were invited to order Hugs from Home packages online from the Bookstore. They are small care packages containing treats, snacks, and other gifts. It is a joint initiative between the University’s Bookstore and Housing Services. Residence life and education coordinator for the University, Laura Correal says the packages are a great way to to help parents ensure their children are thriving mentally during their time on campus.
Parents can choose from two unique packages, one which contained a mug, hot chocolate and chocolate bars, and another that included treats like cookies and popcorn. They could also add other items to customize the gifts for their students. Madina Ali, a fourth-year student from Calgary says her heart “just warmed” when she was notified her parents had sent her a package.
Some parents have even purchased extra gifts to donate to other students in need. Over 120 Hugs from Home packages have been purchased this year.