2020 Kirkbride Elementary: Emergency Fund

2020 Kirkbride Elementary: Emergency Fund



Emergency Fund  $2,500

Kirkbride Elementary is a designated high needs inner city school in Surrey. With enrolment of 347 students in grades K-12 20% of our families are defined as low income, 25% are single parent, and 43% have moved into or out of the neighborhood in the last five years.

Many students at Kirkbride Elementary face daily and complex challenges – lack of food, no transportation, living alone and with no consistent home base, inability to cover extra costs like school supplies, extracurricular activities, school social events and the like. School counsellors will use the Emergency Fund to cover the emergency costs of food, clothes, transportation, school supplies and extracurricular costs when there is no other way to provide these items to the students. Providing these basic essentials to our most vulnerable youth is an enormous need in our large geographical district as it makes them feel safe and cared for.

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