Uplands Park Elementary: Food Program & Clothing
$600 raised
17% of $3.6k goal
5 contributors
103 Days running

Uplands exists in a very transient area and as such, provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks to students in need. This need continues to grow every year at our school. Of our 318 students, over 10 percent state that access to food is a daily concern. Many parents I work with express worry about providing food for their children on an ongoing basis.

Breakfast will be available for students to pick up and eat outside before school. Some students will have a soft start breakfast with an Educational Assistant. Snacks and lunches will be provided to each class and left in the office for students to pick up.

Many students are experiencing higher levels of anxiety, depression, stress and dysregulation during COVID 19. Students cannot share regulation and calming tools at this time. $500 would be earmarked for individual calming and regulating toolboxes made specifically with each student and provided to them in their classroom.

Additionally, there is a desperate need for shoes for our most vulnerable students. Without proper foot attire, these children are not able to fully participate in sports in and outside of school. Having shoes that don't fit affects their ability to focus and participate in their studies. Teachers and the Child Youth worker will identify students who need shoes or students will self identify. The CYC worker will meet with the family and buy shoes together.

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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 over $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% 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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