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L.A. Matheson Secondary: Emergency Fund
$310 raised
12% of $2.5k goal
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L.A. Matheson Secondary is a designated high needs inner city schools in Surrey. With an enrollment of 1150 students in grades 8-12, 18% of our families are defined as low income, 23% are single parent, and 44% have moved into or out of the neighbourhood in the last five years.

Several students at L.A. Matheson 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, extra-curricular activities or school social events. School counsellors will use the Emergency Fund to cover emergency costs for food, clothes, transportation school supplies and extra-curricular costs when there is no other way to provide these items to students. Providing these basics will ensure that students stay connected to school, and focused on learning and graduating.

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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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