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Queen Elizabeth Secondary Night School: Emergency Fund
$500 raised
50% of $1k goal
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Queen Elizabeth Secondary Night School is a designated high needs inner city school in Surrey. With enrolment of more than 800 students over the age of 16 who are looking to complete their Dogwood or gain important pre-requisites for post secondary education, 28% of families in the area are defined as low income, 22% are single parents, and 41% have moved into or out of the neighbourhood in the last five years.

Many students who attend Night School at Queen Elizabeth 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. The principal will use the Emergency Fund to cover the emergency costs of 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.

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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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