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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

Tutors keep it real, pay it forward at QE in Whalley

Tutors keep it real, pay it forward at QE in Whalley

The world outside can be harsh and dangerous for teenagers in Whalley but it’s countered wonderfully by the warmth and caring found in the library of Queen Elizabeth Secondary on peer-to-peer tutoring nights. Twice...

2017/2018

Tupper Alternative Program

Tupper Alternative Program

There’s nothing extravagant about what the alternative school program at Vancouver’s Sir Charles Tupper Secondary needs from the community. Food, clothing and bus tickets. Some students don’t have enough to...

2017/2018

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Queen Alexandra: Fill the Gaps Program

Queen Alexandra: Fill the Gaps Program

Many families at Queen Alexandra Elementary are on income assistance, living in social housing, or in transitional housing fleeing abuse. Many are unemployed, new immigrants or working in low-paying jobs....

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Frank Hurt Secondary: Company makes a difference for kids in ‘profound poverty’; Raven Hydronic Supply’s gift of $5,000 a year meets basic needs like food, clothes

Frank Hurt Secondary: Company makes a difference for kids in ‘profound poverty’; Raven Hydronic Supply’s gift of $5,000 a year meets basic needs like food, clothes

Four years ago staff in a Surrey heating supply company were disturbed at discovering the extent at which impoverished students in their neighbourhood were suffering. “We were reading The Vancouver...

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Surrey: Attendance Matters Breakfast Program Feeds 800 Children

Surrey: Attendance Matters Breakfast Program Feeds 800 Children

Attendance Matters, which has been supported by The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School initiative since 2011, has resulted in a substantial drop in absenteeism rates among children from kindergarten to...

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