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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

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

Sidoo family steps up for Maple Ridge Secondary

Sidoo family steps up for Maple Ridge Secondary

When Jordan Sidoo was 14 years old he would sell pen and pencil sets to his friends to raise money for The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School campaign. Seven years later he’s a...

2017/2018

Donations have dried up at Maple Ridge Secondary

Donations have dried up at Maple Ridge Secondary

Canada is proud of being a classless society, we give out a few honours — Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia — but we don’t do bowing and scraping...

2017/2018

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Admiral Seymour:  Emergencies and Experiences

Admiral Seymour: Emergencies and Experiences

It was Seymour teacher Carrie Gelson’s letter published in The Sun in the fall of 2011 that disclosed how inner-city teachers were being overwhelmed by children not only hungry and ill-dressed, but often in emotional and spiritual anguish. The public was disturbed by the letter and this newspaper felt compelled to act. ...

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Queen Alexandra Elementary | Vancouver

Queen Alexandra Elementary | Vancouver

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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KidSafe a welcome spot when school’s out; At-risk children will have a place to go with program helped by reader donations

KidSafe a welcome spot when school’s out; At-risk children will have a place to go with program helped by reader donations

KidSafe is applying to The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School campaign for $10,000 to support its winter break program. “If this program wasn’t here, a lot of kids would have their safety compromised, they...

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