The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund has been running our Adopt-a-School campaign for a decade now.
This last year has been a challenging one, and we know that the need for food security and other basic living necessities for many British Columbia children and their families is greater than ever.
We 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.
In 2020, between our COVID-19 Emergency Fund campaign and our regular fall campaign, donations exceeded $2 million – and grants disbursed from these two campaigns have reached $1.82 million.
The individual donation amount isn’t important, because every penny we receive — 100 per cent of donations — goes directly to help children in need. In fact, as little as $3 can feed a child one nutritious meal, which in turn helps the child and teaching professionals improve attendance, participation in class and the ability to learn.