Tupper Nova: Emergency Funds for our Youth
$1,250 raised
63% of $2k goal
2 contributors
164 Days running

Tupper Nova (formerly Hamber House) is a Alternative program which provides services to youth aged 13-18 years who have serious mental health concerns and are unable to attend their neighbourhood school. A primary goal of the program is to assist each student in attaining a more adaptive level of functioning which will enable them to return to their neighbourhood school, an alternative program, special education program, other community programs or employment.  We are aware the immense struggles and barriers that frequently impact our students and their families daily. Often, our youth will present to school without eating and hydrating, consistently wearing the same clothing due to their clothes not suitable and appropriate to the climate.

The purpose of the Food/Clothing/Necessities is to have address the basic needs of our students throughout the 2019/2020 school year.

- Food would be used to help support the students when they arrive in the morning, and taking some groceries home to their families.

- Clothing such as Socks, Bra’s and Underwear would be used to support our students where necessary throughout the school year.

- Necessities such as Gift vouchers to various store throughout the community. Gift Certificates or funds of this nature would be the most beneficial useful, for we as a team are navigating high risk situations daily and therefore it alleviates stress and worry to know that we have funds to address problems immediately as they arise.


Adopt-a-School has established a new COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND campaign.  If you would like to support this, please donate via



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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