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Shelley Fralic: An advocate for children in need

Shelley Fralic: An advocate for children in need

There are thousands of children in this province who have been fed, clothed and cherished because of the concern and compassion of Shelley Fralic, one of the instigators of the...

2020/2021

Adopt-A-School: $1.2 million in grants given out to schools and organizations

Adopt-A-School: $1.2 million in grants given out to schools and organizations

“We have never had so many requests for help before. It is a measure of our readers’ concern and generosity that we have been able to meet these requests.” —...

2020/2021

Adopt-a-School: A special thanks to Vancouver Sun readers

Adopt-a-School: A special thanks to Vancouver Sun readers

There was the 103-year-old woman who donated to the 2020 Adopt-a-School fundraising campaign not once, but twice. The reason? She knew the children needed help, and wanted to make sure...

2020/2021

Adopt-A-School: Resilience in children should never be confused with tragedy

Adopt-A-School: Resilience in children should never be confused with tragedy

By recognizing “resilience” as anything other than a tragedy in the life of an impoverished child — and to speak of it as something vaguely admirable — is to ignore...

2020/2021

Adopt-A-School: Hunger, poverty not limited to just inner-city schools

Adopt-A-School: Hunger, poverty not limited to just inner-city schools

Although the school boundary stretches all the way north to within 40 kilometres of Egmont and south down the bucolic highway to Sechelt, Pender Harbour Elementary-Secondary school has just 75...

2020/2021

Adopt-A-School: 16-year-old homeless girl survives with the help of Safe Schools team

Adopt-A-School: 16-year-old homeless girl survives with the help of Safe Schools team

“I became homeless in the summer of 2019. But in my heart I knew I’d never had a home, I never had stability.” — 16-year-old homeless girl The Christmas Eve...

2020/2021

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2020 Britannia Secondary: Outreach Alternative

2020 Britannia Secondary: Outreach Alternative

Outreach Alternative  $10,000 Outreach is an Indigenous focused school where indigenous learning and curriculum are at the forefront of all our studies. In this program we are dedicated to meeting...

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2020 Maple Ridge Secondary: Breakfast Club

2020 Maple Ridge Secondary: Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club  $7,000 Our aim is to provide a balanced nutritious breakfast twice per week to approximately 100 students each day.   As well, we will provide snacks and juices...

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2020 Backpack Buddies

2020 Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies  $30,000 Over the weekend, children in food insecure households often do not eat properly, or at all. Working with over 100 schools in the BC Lower Mainland, on...

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