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SSD Welcome Centre: Emergency Fund for New Canadian Students
$500 raised
10% of $5k goal
2 contributors
174 Days running

The Welcome Centre assists English Language Learner (ELL) students and their families and eases their integration into the Surrey school system and community.

Many students who arrive at the Welcome Centre face complex challenges – lack of food, no transportation, living in low income housing or among many families in one apartment, as well as the inability to cover extra costs like school supplies, extra-curricular activities, school social events and the like. The Emergency Fund will be used by the Welcome Centre staff to cover emergency costs for food, clothes, transportation, school supplies and extracurricular costs when there is no other way to provide these items to refugee and immigrant students. Providing these basics will ensure that students have a positive entry to school in Surrey, are connected to school and learning as quickly as possible and can focus energy on learning and acclimating to their new surroundings.


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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