Schools in Need

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Canyon-Lister Elementary: Breakfast, lunch, winter clothing

Canyon-Lister Elementary: Breakfast, lunch, winter clothing

Help this Kootenay school raise money to feed and clothe children in need....

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xpey Elementary: Enhanced Services

xpey Elementary: Enhanced Services

χpey̓ is the only Indigenous Choice school for the Vancouver School District. Families and caregivers send their children to be immersed and learn via aboriginal ways of knowing, being, and...

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Edmonds Community: Healthy Families

Edmonds Community: Healthy Families

Edmonds Community School is unique to Burnaby. Family Income in the neighbourhood is relatively low compared to other parts of the city. Many of the families here are new comers...

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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. Brechin...

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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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Britannia Elementary: Emergency Pantry

Britannia Elementary: Emergency Pantry

Britannia Elementary School has asked The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program for a $2,500 grant to restock their emergency pantry. A pantry stocked with soup, non-perishable food items, basic...

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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

Tupper Community Schools  has requested a donation of $6,000 from the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program to expand their popular Cooking and Nutrition Program which often has a waitlist....

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Gladstone Secondary: Breakfast Club

Gladstone Secondary: Breakfast Club

Over 10 per cent of Gladstone Secondary School’s students are arriving at school every day not haven eaten breakfast.  Food insecurity and lack of adequate nutrition are serious issues for...

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Britannia Secondary: Outreach Program Emergency Funds

Britannia Secondary: Outreach Program Emergency Funds

Britannia Alternative Outreach program supports approximately 40 students on the east side of Vancouver. This program serves a approximately 40 high-risk youth between the ages of 16-18 years old. The...

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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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Grandview Elementary: Learning by Exploring

Grandview Elementary: Learning by Exploring

Many students attending Grandview Elementary School in Vancouver come from low-income families where they do not have the same opportunities as other others in the district. The school is asking...

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KidSafe Project Society: Winter, Spring and Summer Programs

KidSafe Project Society: Winter, Spring and Summer Programs

When schools close for spring, 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...

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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 vulnerable children and youth attending nearby public schools in the inner city. Every child attending...

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Queen Alexandra Elementary School: Fill the Gaps

Queen Alexandra Elementary School: Fill the Gaps

Queen Alexandra is asking for $30,000 from The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School project to help  “fill the gaps” for children and their families.  The main focus is food and...

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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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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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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 provides a free, no/low barrier, healthy breakfast for hungry students. The project began after students and staff learned that 25% of the...

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Strathcona Community Centre: After School Snack Program

Strathcona Community Centre: After School Snack Program

Vancouver Sun readers, through their generous donations to Adopt-a-School, have provided ongoing support to Strathcona elementary and the Strathcona Community Centre Association — both located in Vancouver’s inner city —...

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Graham Bruce Elementary School: Breakfast Program

Graham Bruce Elementary School: Breakfast Program

Graham Bruce Elementary School in Vancouver services a diverse population of students, many from low-income families that cannot afford to provide the nutritional breakfasts that children need to get the...

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Tupper Alternative Program

Tupper Alternative Program

There’s nothing extravagant about what the alternative school program at Vancouver’s Sir Charles Tupper Secondary needs from the community. Food, clothing and bus tickets. Some students don’t have enough to...

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CABE: Help Build Our New Kitchen

CABE: Help Build Our New Kitchen

CABE, Coquitlam Alternative Basic Education secondary school, has applied to Adopt-a-School for $55,000. The school wants to renovate and expand an old kitchen as a teaching kitchen to teach the...

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KidSafe a welcome spot when school’s out; At-risk children will have a place to go with program helped by reader donations

KidSafe a welcome spot when school’s out; At-risk children will have a place to go with program helped by reader donations

KidSafe is applying to The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School campaign for $10,000 to support its winter break program. “If this program wasn’t here, a lot of kids would have their safety compromised, they...

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Vancouver Technical Secondary: Student-run breakfast program

Vancouver Technical Secondary: Student-run breakfast program

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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