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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 Maywood Community School: Food Security

2020 Maywood Community School: Food Security

Food Security  $1,000 The purpose behind the project is to help out families who may be struggling with food security during covid. The gift cards would enable families to purchase...

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2020 Surrey Schools: SSD Community Schools Emergency Fund

2020 Surrey Schools: SSD Community Schools Emergency Fund

Surrey Community Schools Emergency Fund  $1,000 There are 36 designated high needs inner city schools in Surrey. At these schools, 20-40% of our families are defined as low income, 20-35%...

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2020 Surrey Schools: SSD Safe Schools/WRAP Around Emergency Fund

2020 Surrey Schools: SSD Safe Schools/WRAP Around Emergency Fund

Safe Schools/WRAP Around Emergency Fund  $10,000 The Surrey School District’s Safe Schools department currently has over 80 students on their case load who are highly vulnerable and at-risk for a...

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