As every year, Emmaüs Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) helps students cover their back-to-school costs and offers a 30% discount at several points of sale. A significant help in a period when the costs of re-entry are increasing in 2022.
It’s the return of the big clearance sale for students at Emmaüs. Since this Tuesday, August 16, the association has offered a 30% reduction to all holders of a student card. This offer is “applicable on basic necessities such as: furniture, books, household appliances or even crockery that students could benefit from for housing and finding furniture at a lower cost“, accurate Emmaus Toulouse in a press release.
The association has been offering these benefits to students for several years, but for the first time they have decided to start it a little earlier. “Exceptionally, we have this offer for two months because we realized that the students were in a very precarious situation with inflation. We had to act quickly“, says Sylvie Mosnier, Emmaüs Escalquens community manager.
For the beneficiaries, this clearance sale is welcome. “In my studies in dentistry, I had to cost 1,200 euros in materials and tools. Thanks to these reductions, I can save a little, it’s not bad“, says a student.
The start of the school year represents a colossal budget for students each year. In Toulouse, according to AGEMP, theGeneral Student Association of Midi-Pyrénées, its cost exceeds 2,324 euros. A sum that could increase sharply this year, with rising inflation in France. Despite the revaluation of Crous scholarships by 4%, the student vice-president of Crous de Toulouse, Alexandre Delmaire-Sizes, is waiting for more answers from the government.
Inflation and the crisis we are experiencing only accentuate the difficulties. Many students were still on the margins of precariousness and are slipping into it today. We expect immediate emergency measures, an increase in aid to the height of inflation: this is the minimum of our request.
In the Toulouse conurbation, three Emmaüs structures offer this offer:
- Labarthe sur Leze
It is valid on presentation of a student card or proof of schooling until October 15th.