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Families in ‘a constant state of grieving’ from community’s high death rate

Families in ‘a constant state of grieving’ from community’s high death rate

Tragedies from COVID, drug overdoses, suicide, old age, car accidents, organ failure, cold, exposure inevitably show up in schools.   FORT ST. JAMES — The last few years have not...

2023/2024

When kids are hungry, you step up, says longtime contributor

When kids are hungry, you step up, says longtime contributor

“When you know there are kids who are hungry and need to be fed — what else can you do?” — David McCann Among the donors who support the Vancouver...

2023/2024

Nelson school’s grocery program a lifeline for children and parents

Nelson school’s grocery program a lifeline for children and parents

$7,000 from AAS would provide hot lunch subsidies, breakfast and snack program for children and funds for the family grocery support program.   It’s a disturbing sign of the times...

2023/2024

Surrey’s Safe Schools WRAP program needs your help to assist others

Surrey’s Safe Schools WRAP program needs your help to assist others

Safe Schools is designed to intervene and prevent students — many of them impoverished — from being targeted and exploited by criminal gangs.   She wept without a sound, just...

2023/2024

Nelson school grapples with big city problems

Nelson school grapples with big city problems

Too many of school’s students are homeless and hungry NELSON — There was a time when many of the issues afflicting residents here would more likely have been expected in...

2023/2024

Readers give generously to tackle youth hunger

Readers give generously to tackle youth hunger

Vancouver lawyer Jack Kowarsky knows what it’s like to be hungry and deprived. So, he’s given $650,000 to Adopt-A-School since 2014. It is not unusual for teachers to describe children...

2023/2024

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2022 Adopt-a-School

2022 Adopt-a-School

The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund has been running our Adopt-a-School campaign for more than a decade now. Since our first Adopt-a-School campaign ran in 2011 we have disbursed more than $9 million to schools and community organizations in British Columbia....

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2023 Adopt-a-School

2023 Adopt-a-School

Join the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund in supporting children and families in need throughout British Columbia. Our Adopt-a-School campaign has been providing vital support to those in need for more...

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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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