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Vinery Program: Food and Clothing
$450 raised
13% of $3.5k goal
4 contributors
166 Days running

The Vinery Alternative program supports approximately  15 indigenous and non-indigenous students aged between 13-16 years old from all over Vancouver. Our program culture is positive, affirming and passionate and aims to serve this resilient population of students who have complex issues and needs. Due to the complexity of our students' needs and issues, the team have been creatively resourceful and realistic in what we can offer our youth, particularly with their day-to-day stressors around their basic needs (Food/Clothing/Necessities). For example, we are aware of the immense struggles and barriers that frequently impact our students and their families daily. Often, our youth will present to school without having eaten.  They are also often  wearing the same clothing from day to day and often their clothing is not suitable and appropriate to the climate.

The purpose of the Food/Clothing/Necessities is to address the basic needs of our students throughout the 2020/2021 school year.

  • Food would be used to help support the students when they arrive in the morning, and providing some groceries home to their families, as needed.
  • Kitchen tools such as a blender, popcorn machine, hot plate, etc would allow staff to prepare food for students at school
  • Outdoor clothing such as umbrellas, rain jackets, and boots would be used to support our students where necessary so that we can continue to hold programming outdoors (per COVID-19 protocols) year-round throughout the school year.


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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