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Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund - Adopt-A-School Program
Grants and in-kind support to British Columbia schools in the Lower Mainland for specific projects needed to address the needs of students. Funding and volunteers are made available to local schools so that they can provide for students' basic needs, such as clothing, utilities, bus tickets, rent, supplies, equipment, and grocery gift cards.
Last year, the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund, which administers Adopt-A-School (AAS), distributed $604,000 in emergency funds to 86 schools across the province to help alleviate the most two most common forms of suffering — hunger and lack of proper clothing.
And while much of the money was spent in this way, there were also grants to help teachers heal some of the psychological damage to children whose lives are so blighted by poverty that they are arriving in school at their wit’s end.
Money was spent on supplying and equipping sensory rooms where children can decompress and be soothed into a state where they can function and learn, and on other therapeutic programs that teachers need.
- Provided money for emergency food vouchers.
- Supported programs that distribute food in order to get impoverished families through the weekend.
- Bought beds to get children off the floor, or to replace those infested with bedbugs.
- Bought lice kits.
- Provided money to a special unit that deals with the most vulnerable students in danger of being sexually exploited or tempted to join gangs for no other reason than not having enough money to buy a meal or a decent winter coat.
GrantWatch ID#: 138547
Schools in British Columbia's Lower Mainland are welcome to apply.
The deadline for applications for the 2018/2019 Adopt-a-School campaign is October 9, 2018.
If your school has more immediate needs that Vancouver Sun readers may be able to help with, such as winter coats, school supplies, boots or food, email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the ‘schools in need’ map.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For the online application, see the URL For Full Text link below.
Cathy Stooshnov, Fund Administrator
Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund
2985 Virtual Way, Suite 400
Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4X7
Canada: British Columbia