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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

Adopt-a-School: Last push before Christmas

Adopt-a-School: Last push before Christmas

We are pleased — and very grateful — to report that we have raised $902,246 as of 5pm, Wednesday, December 23, 2020. When we kicked off our 10th annual Adopt-a-School...

2020/2021

Adopt-A-School: Britannia Secondary wants to dismantle barriers

Adopt-A-School: Britannia Secondary wants to dismantle barriers

“If food is not a factor, and (adequate) clothing is not a problem, students can focus on what matters most which is their education and development.” — Britannia Secondary School...

2020/2021

Donations Reach $750,000 for Adopt-a-School’s 2020 campaign

Donations Reach $750,000 for Adopt-a-School’s 2020 campaign

When we kicked off our 10th annual Adopt-a-School fundraising campaign in November, we were hopeful that Vancouver Sun readers would once again open their hearts — and their wallets —...

2020/2021

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2020 Wellington Secondary: Food, Clothing & Transport

2020 Wellington Secondary: Food, Clothing & Transport

Food, Clothing & Transport  $5,000 We need funding to provide things children need to be successful in school – access to nutritional food (breakfast, lunch, snacks) and the supplies needed...

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2020 Lord Strathcona Elementary: Strathcona Inner City Support

2020 Lord Strathcona Elementary: Strathcona Inner City Support

Strathcona Inner City Support  $15,000 The Strathcona Elementary community is in the midst of challenging times in recent months and years. Our school supports many vulnerable students and families each...

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2020 Forsyth Road Elementary: Emergency Fund

2020 Forsyth Road Elementary: Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund  $2,500 Forsyth Road Elementary is a designated high needs inner city school in Surrey. With an enrolment of over 325 students in grades K-7, 36% of our families...

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