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Saint James Music Academy: Daily Nutrition Program
$2,200 raised
14% of $15.2k goal
4 contributors
175 Days running

Saint James Music Academy (SJMA) is a non-profit program dedicated to vulnerable children and youth living in the Downtown Eastside community. Since 1997 we have provided a free afterschool music program to area youth. We use the power and joy of music to build a child's self-esteem, improve their intellectual and fine motor skills, and deepen their ties with others.

We work specifically with at-risk children who live in Canada's poorest urban neighbourhood. We maintain close partnerships with Admiral Seymour, Strathcona, and Britannia public schools and enjoy the highest commendation from teachers and administrators at these schools.

With adaptations for Covid-19, our enrollments are currently 165 this Fall. The Daily Nutrition Program is integral to our mission and overall program goals. At present our projection for outcomes are the provision of 10,200 meals for children for the academic year Sept-June.


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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