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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 Adopt-a-School

2020 Adopt-a-School

The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund starts our 10th annual Adopt-a-School campaign this fall knowing that there are more heartbreaking stories out there of public school children living without basics such as food, clothing and security. We also know that Vancouver Sun readers — who since 1981 have supported the fund’s charitable work and the programs that we provide to help needy children — will continue to help us improve this situation.  We are grateful for that, and for the opportunity to make a difference.  Which is why we are once again asking for your support....

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2020 Vancouver Homework Club Society: Vancouver Homework Club @ Britannia

2020 Vancouver Homework Club Society: Vancouver Homework Club @ Britannia

Vancouver Homework Club @ Britannia  $5000 Homework Club runs at Britannia Secondary three nights each week (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday) from 3:00-6:30. Homework Club participants arrive on an as needed...

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2020 Maple Ridge Secondary: NET Program

2020 Maple Ridge Secondary: NET Program

Nutrition Education Training (NET) Program  $5,000 The NET program is a lunch program for students who have been identified by staff as being in need of food (lunch and or...

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