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Alumni like Peter Young make Christmas possible for many Downtown Eastside families

Alumni like Peter Young make Christmas possible for many Downtown Eastside families

Since 1999, Lord Strathcona and Britannia Secondary have received more than $800,000 from the Hearts of Gold Foundation. Scattered throughout Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside tonight are families whose Christmas would be...

2022/2023

New Westminster school district needs help serving lunches to hungry kids

New Westminster school district needs help serving lunches to hungry kids

“We have two boys who never complain but they are sure thankful when they can get meatballs, mashed potatoes and carrots.” A year ago the New Westminster school district was...

2022/2023

Prospect of food each day can change the outlook of a student

Prospect of food each day can change the outlook of a student

Each morning when it’s dark outside Sylvia Louvros can be found preparing to feed as many as 50 students, a number of whom wouldn’t be in school that day if...

2022/2023

‘Everyone knows that a hungry child can’t learn’

‘Everyone knows that a hungry child can’t learn’

It was -2 C outside, the snow was falling and Jaiminder Kang was thankful that The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund had made it possible for her Surrey school to have...

2022/2023

Misfortune places family in acute need

Misfortune places family in acute need

If the single mother was barely making ends meet then — paying rent of $2,500 a month — what has happened since is crushing her. It’s just as well there...

2022/2023

In Surrey, school programs to feed kids face increasing need

In Surrey, school programs to feed kids face increasing need

Bear Creek Elementary routinely feeds 40 kids who come to school without eating any breakfast Until this fall, Diana Bradley had been able to use her principal’s fund — a...

2022/2023

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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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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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