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Hjorth Road Elementary: Emergency Fund
$7,686 raised
307% of $2.5k goal
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Hjorth Road Elementary is a designated high needs inner city school in Surrey. With an enrolment of 284 students in grades K-7, 34% of our families are defined as low income, 33% are single parent, 57% have moved into or out of the neighborhood in the last five years, and 72% of our students speak a language other than English in the home.

Many students at Hjorth Road Elementary face daily and complex challenges – lack of food, no transportation, no consistent home base, inability to cover extra costs like school supplies, extra-curricular activities, school social events and the like. School counsellors at Hjorth will use the Emergency Fund to cover emergency costs for food, clothes, transportation, school supplies and extracurricular costs when there is no other way to provide these items to the students. Providing these basics will ensure that students stay connected to school, and focused on learning.

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This project is one of many received by The Vancouver Sun Children's Fund for our 2020/21 Adopt-a-School campaign.

Since the day our first Adopt-a-School news story was published in the fall of 2011, generous Vancouver Sun readers have helped us raise more than $6 million to improve the lives of B.C.’s neediest school children.

The money you donate helps teachers and school staff who are dealing with children suffering from the effects of poverty and enables them to provide breakfast or lunch, food at weekends, other necessities (like warm clothing) and educational experiences. We are grateful for your support, and for the opportunity to make a difference.

(100 per cent of donated funds are used for grants.  Admin & expenses are either supported by the Vancouver Sun newspaper or paid out of interest on investments.)

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