Schools in Need

Browse all our Schools in Need or explore the map below. New Schools will be added weekly.

Queneesh Elementary: Community Connections

Queneesh Elementary: Community Connections

The Community Connections program at Queneesh Elementary in Courtenay is designed to provide engagement opportunities for students and their families through game nights, family picnics and geo-caching events. The school...

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Norgate Community Elementary – X’wemelch’stn: Living with & from the land

Norgate Community Elementary – X’wemelch’stn: Living with & from the land

Many youth in this North Vancouver community honour the sound of the drum beat, and some students of aboriginal ancestry do not have financial means to even build their own...

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xpey Elementary: Enhanced Services

xpey Elementary: Enhanced Services

Children attending the recently christened χpey̓ Elementary School in East Vancouver — it was formerly Sir William MacDonald Elementary — are immersed in learning aboriginal ways. Land-based learning, for instance,...

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Windebank Elementary: Native Games Program

Windebank Elementary: Native Games Program

Windebank Elementary School in Mission has applied for a $3,500 grant from The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program for an All Aboriginal Healing and Native Games Program. With a goal...

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Edmonds Community: 3 Seasons

Edmonds Community: 3 Seasons

Edmonds Community School in Burnaby wants to kickstart a new 3 Season Program, which is aimed at providing healthy snacks throughout the school year and nutritional lunches during spring and...

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Brechin Elementary: Food Program

Brechin Elementary: Food Program

Brechin Elementary School, situated in central Nanaimo in an area of economically challenged families, has asked The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-a-School program for $5,000 to support the school’s food program. With...

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Fairview Community: Food Program

Fairview Community: Food Program

It’s no secret that school children require nutritious food to get a good start in life, and to help support engagement and learning in the classroom. Fairview Community Schools in...

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John Oliver: Upcycling

John Oliver: Upcycling

“J & 0 Upcycling”, a universally accessible free thrift shop operated by John Oliver Secondary School in south Vancouver, creates a resource for economically poor youth to obtain clothing and...

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Henderson: Kindergarten Ready

Henderson: Kindergarten Ready

Henderson Elementary School in Vancouver has asked The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program for $10,000 to continue the important work of its Getting Ready for Kindergarten program. Many students attending...

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Queen Elizabeth Secondary: Emergency Fund

Queen Elizabeth Secondary: Emergency Fund

Many students at Surrey’s Queen Elizabeth Secondary School face daily and complex challenges —  lack of food, no transportation, no consistent home base, inability to cover extra costs like school supplies,...

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Literacy Program at Queen Alexandra Elementary

Literacy Program at Queen Alexandra Elementary

David MacKinlay’s relationship with Queen Alexandra Elementary began through his commitment to the school’s “Fill the Gaps” program, for which he delivered bi-weekly dinner packs containing meals for 30 families....

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Britannia Elementary: Basic Needs

Britannia Elementary: Basic Needs

Britannia Elementary School has asked The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program for a $20,000 grant to provide basic needs — such as food, clothing and gift cards — for...

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Surrey: Safe Schools

Surrey: Safe Schools

The Surrey School District has asked The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund’s Adopt-a-School project for a $10,000 grant for emergency funds for 22 schools and more than 600 at-risk youth supported...

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Tupper Community : Cooking and Nutrition

Tupper Community : Cooking and Nutrition

The popular Cooking and Nutrition Program in Tupper Community Schools often has a waitlist, but a  donation of $5,000 from the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program will provide more...

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Douglas Park: Breakfast and Lunch

Douglas Park: Breakfast and Lunch

As many as 63 children and parents arrive at Langley’s Douglas Park Elementary looking to be fed every morning, coming in as early as 7 a.m. It’s still dark when...

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Dover Bay Secondary: Breakfast Program

Dover Bay Secondary: Breakfast Program

Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo has asked The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program for $6,600 to help feed its neediest students. School officials report that Dover Bay has...

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Lynnmour Elementary: Lunch Program

Lynnmour Elementary: Lunch Program

Imagine considering lunch a “special treat,” and yet that’s what 15 children — — all from low-income families — who attend Lynnmour Elementary School in North Vancouver call the daily meal...

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Gladstone Secondary: Breakfast Club

Gladstone Secondary: Breakfast Club

At least 10 per cent of Gladstone Secondary School’s students — who number more than 1,300 — are arriving at school every day not haven eaten breakfast.  Food insecurity and...

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James Ardiel: Emergency Fund

James Ardiel: Emergency Fund

Many students at James Ardiel face daily and complex challenges – lack of food, no transportation, no consistent home base and inability to cover extra costs. Help keep these kids...

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Langley Secondary: Meal program struggles to stay afloat, least 40 students arrive hungry every day

Langley Secondary: Meal program struggles to stay afloat, least 40 students arrive hungry every day

Each month, kitchen staff at Langley Secondary serve more than 2,000 breakfasts to students arriving at school hungry, many of them refugees, immigrants, or from local families struggling with poverty....

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Britannia Secondary: Breakfast Program

Britannia Secondary: Breakfast Program

Britannia Breakfast Program has been supplying breakfasts for approximately 25 students daily for a number of years. Without this program many students would be arriving to school without having breakfast....

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Admiral Seymour Elementary: Grocery Cards

Admiral Seymour Elementary: Grocery Cards

The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program began in 2011 when a concerned teacher at Admiral Seymour Elementary in Vancouver went public with the extreme difficulties many of her inner-city...

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Alexander Elementary: Hot Breakfast & Lunch Program

Alexander Elementary: Hot Breakfast & Lunch Program

You’ve heard it many times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Alexander Elementary School in Duncan employs one full-time cook who, with volunteer assistance from teachers and...

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CABE, Coquitlam Alternative Basic Education Secondary: Vulnerable Youth

CABE, Coquitlam Alternative Basic Education Secondary: Vulnerable Youth

Many of CABE’s (Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education) students experience personal, academic and financial challenges that inhibit their ability to attend and be successful in a traditional school. As the smallest...

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Florence Nightingale Elementary: Outdoor Education

Florence Nightingale Elementary: Outdoor Education

In an effort to provide needy students the same camp opportunity as other classmates enjoy, Florence Nightingale Elementary School in Vancouver is asking for financial support so that its needier...

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Grandview Elementary: Cooking & Reading

Grandview Elementary: Cooking & Reading

Many students attending Grandview Elementary School in Vancouver come from single-parent low-income families. Some have come from unstable family situations, as well as foster care, and Grandview Elementary is working...

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Kateslem Youth Society: Breakfast Program

Kateslem Youth Society: Breakfast Program

Children with full bellies have a much greater chance of succeeding in school, but for families with limited financial resources providing a sufficient breakfast to start the day isn’t always...

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KidSafe Project Society: Summer and Winter Programs

KidSafe Project Society: Summer and Winter Programs

When schools close for summer and winter breaks, the safety and support vulnerable children rely on from their schools and educators disappears, but these essential needs for a child’s success...

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Lord Selkirk: Weekend Food Project

Lord Selkirk: Weekend Food Project

At Lord Selkirk there’s a growing number of students coming to school hungry on Monday morning. Family’s simply do not have enough resources to last through the weekend. $5,000 will...

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Saint James Music Academy: Daily Nutrition Program

Saint James Music Academy: Daily Nutrition Program

The Saint James Music Academy, located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, provides classical music lessons to under-served children and youth attending nearby public schools in the inner city. Every child attending...

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Mount Pleasant Elementary: Weekend Food Program

Mount Pleasant Elementary: Weekend Food Program

Weekends and school breaks can be challenging times for low-income families when children are home full-time. Financial resources are needed to supplement a grocery budget to ensure that most basic...

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New Westminster Secondary: Outreach Program

New Westminster Secondary: Outreach Program

New Westminster Secondary School needs $6,000 to provide a safe location in the school where high-risk students can make connections and build a relationship with an Outreach Youth Worker. These...

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Queen Alexandra Elementary School: Fill the Gaps

Queen Alexandra Elementary School: Fill the Gaps

This project helps to “fill the gaps” for children and their families.  The main focus is food and clothing. The school aims to provide nutritious food for families and promote...

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Pleasant Valley Elementary: Lunch and Snack Program

Pleasant Valley Elementary: Lunch and Snack Program

Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Nanaimo is asking for an Adopt-a-School grant of $3,200 to provide healthy lunches and snacks to 15 children from low-income families. This project is designed...

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Pitt Meadows Secondary: Community Breakfast Program

Pitt Meadows Secondary: Community Breakfast Program

Pitt Meadows Secondary School serves more than 4,000 meals a year to 125 students, and they can’t do it without your support. The school is situated in an area of...

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Surrey Attendance Matters: Holocaust survivor knows ‘what it’s like to be hungry’ helping feed Surrey students

Surrey Attendance Matters: Holocaust survivor knows ‘what it’s like to be hungry’ helping feed Surrey students

There is a poignancy about Jack Kowarsky’s presence among the children being served breakfast in the cramped lunchroom of Surrey’s Bridgeview elementary. In May 1945, when he was the same...

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Prince Charles Elementary: Emergency Fund

Prince Charles Elementary: Emergency Fund

Many students at Prince Charles Elementary face daily and complex challenges – lack of food, no transportation, no consistent home base, inability to cover extra costs like school supplies, extra-curricular...

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Rock City Elementary: Bistro

Rock City Elementary: Bistro

Rock City Elementary School in Nanaimo is located in an area populated by low-income and often transient families, which has seen the school experience a steady annual increase in the...

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Sir Charles Tupper Secondary: Homework Club Food Program

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary: Homework Club Food Program

The Homework Club at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School in Vancouver is an after-school program designed to provide homework assistance to struggling students, as well as offer them socialization opportunities...

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Vancouver Technical Secondary School: Breakfast Club

Vancouver Technical Secondary School: Breakfast Club

The breakfast program at Vancouver Technical Secondary School in Vancouver is organized and staffed by student groups, who last year served up 13,000 breakfasts to students over the school year....

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