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Adopt-a-School  has dispersed $3.8 million to schools over past eight years; Money raised is primarily used to feed students, but provides multiple services

Adopt-a-School has dispersed $3.8 million to schools over past eight years; Money raised is primarily used to feed students, but provides multiple services

The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School program has sent $567,328 to 94 schools throughout the province this year to help teachers feed, clothe and care for children suffering from poverty. Since AAS...

2018/2019

Telus donation helps kids keep up with technology

Telus donation helps kids keep up with technology

Youth who age out of foster care here face a high risk of addiction, homelessness, unemployability and teenage pregnancy. “That’s been our experience,” said Kathleen Bennett, executive director of the Northwest Inter-Nation...

2017/2018

OpenRoad Auto Group helps children in its communities with Adopt-a-School donation

OpenRoad Auto Group helps children in its communities with Adopt-a-School donation

It was a combination of wanting to give back to the community and hearing stories of children in need that touched the charitable heart of the OpenRoad organization. It began...

2017/2018

Birchland Elementary: Former Seaforth Highlander steps up for Birchland pupils

Birchland Elementary: Former Seaforth Highlander steps up for Birchland pupils

Trevor Street asks a simple question: “Have you ever been to a country that doesn’t have an education system?” Many people would likely answer no. Street, who runs the Partners...

2017/2018

CABE: Holidays can be brutal for kids who can’t even look forward to home-cooked meal

CABE: Holidays can be brutal for kids who can’t even look forward to home-cooked meal

The two-week Christmas break is a joy for most students, but not for desperately poor kids, says Erin Watkins, a youth worker at Coquitlam Alternative Basic Education (CABE). “School is closed for two...

2017/2018

Surrey: Refugee families receive food and vital assistance

Surrey: Refugee families receive food and vital assistance

For refugee families it’s often the local school that holds them together until they find their balance. And for Obeid Abouzeid, his wife Nazadar and their five children – all...

2017/2018

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Wrap Around Team: Surrey

Wrap Around Team: Surrey

In Surrey’s highways and byways they are known as the Wrap Around Team – 15 school liaison staff and their RCMP associates who help juveniles rated at extreme risk for...

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Maple Ridge Secondary School

Maple Ridge Secondary School

Help raise funds to provide a much-needed hot breakfast two days a week at Maple Ridge Secondary School, clothing and bus tickets for those in need; and emergency food for...

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Guildford Park Secondary: Helping refugee children overcome trauma through art

Guildford Park Secondary: Helping refugee children overcome trauma through art

For many refugee students attending Surrey schools, their bodies may be safely in a classroom, but their minds are still inhabiting the dangerous places they fled. Surrey likely has the largest population of refugee families...

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