In Memory of David MacKinlay: Literacy Program at Queen Alexandra Elementary
$21,838 raised
44% of $50k goal
59 contributors
82 Weeks running

David MacKinlay's relationship with Queen Alexandra Elementary began through his commitment to the school's "Fill the Gaps" program, for which he delivered bi-weekly dinner packs containing meals for 30 families. With David's death, his family has established a fund in his name to launch Queen Alexandra's new Literacy Program, to provide students with technology and instruction to help them thrive as readers and writers in our modern world. Queen Alexandra is an inner city school and its students have many needs. Literacy is a gift that can help change their lives. Your donation in memory of Dave will help Queen Alexandra reach its goal of $50,000 for the new Literacy Program. There are no administration fees, 100 per cent of your donation will go to the Literacy Fund.

 

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We know that when we start our annual Adopt-a-School campaign this fall, we will continue to hear — and report — stories of the plight of children living in our cities, and our neighbourhoods, many of whom go to school every day without having had a good breakfast, without warm clothing and the basic necessities they require to get the best start in life.

We know, too, that our readers will continue to help us improve their situation, to provide breakfast and lunch and jackets and shoes, to those who need it most.

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 close to $5 million to improve the lives of B.C.’s neediest school children.

The 2018 campaign alone resulted in a record $923,774 being granted to 129 public schools across the province to feed, clothe and provide for impoverished children and their families.

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, or food at weekends.  We are grateful for that, and for the opportunity to make a difference.

“The plight of these children and their families is a major social issue. This newspaper’s editorial policy is that government must recognize there are thousands of children coming to school hungry every day and do something to alleviate it,” said Harold Munro, editor in chief of The Vancouver Sun and Province, and chair of The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund, under which Adopt-a-School operates.

“It should not be left solely in the hands of sympathetic teachers, volunteers and the charity of the public.” (In 2018) our readers responded magnificently. Their generosity has been overwhelming and everyone who helped us with a donation has my deepest gratitude.”

 

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