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Queen Elizabeth Secondary: Emergency Fund
$10,900 raised
156% of $7k goal
6 contributors
166 Days running
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Queen Elizabeth Secondary is a designated high needs inner city school in Surrey. With enrolment of more than 1450 students in grades 8-12, 28% of our families are defined as low income, 22% are single parent, and 41% have moved into or out of the neighborhood in the last five years. 7% of our students are learning English as a Second Language and 12% are Special Needs.

Many students 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 Emergency Fund will cover the 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 basic essentials to our most vulnerable youth is an enormous need in our large geographical district as it makes them feel safe, cared for, and allows them to thrive in the classroom.

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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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