Strathcona Elementary: Inner City Support

Strathcona Elementary: Inner City Support



Vital to our community is our ability to support families that find themselves struggling to meet basic needs for their children. We want to provide short term assistance to them and support them in building capacity in partnership with other agencies.

Emergency funds are used to support:
o Donation support children’s registration costs for After school athletic programs, (basketball leagues, baseball league, swimming lessons,…) athletic equipment for students and registration for holiday safe camps and rec programs in Spring, Winter and Summer.
o Food security (grocery vouchers, school snacks)
o Bus tickets, lice kits, bed bug covers,
o Emergency needs: These needs included food, clothing, shoes, winter clothing, beds and linens for families moving into permanent housing from transition shelters, prescription costs for things like glasses, antibiotics….
o Holiday vouchers and gifts
o Food supplies for sharing pantry for families throughout the year.
o Rain ponchos, mittens, hats for field trips
o Reserved money for children who require clothing – rain boots, outerwear, warm clothing, sports gear

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