RE Royalties Donates to the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund
Updated: Jan 9
Continuing with our culture of giving back, RE Royalties is pleased to share that we have donated $25,000 to the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society Adopt-a-School program.
The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society mission is to relieve poverty among children and youth through funding for food, clothing, and basic necessities, as well as for mentorship, sports, arts, activities, and digital literacy.
RE Royalties donation will help ensure that more of B.C.’s most vulnerable children can start their days warm, well-fed and ready to learn.
Giving back, in the form of volunteering, donating to charitable causes, or attending community-led charitable events, is an integral part of the culture at RE Royalties. We believe in using our strong business model to support organizations with a cause that resonates with us. We are sowing the seeds for a brighter tomorrow by supporting the youngest members in our community so they can thrive at school.
About the Vancouver Sun Children's Fund Society
The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society (VSCF) was established in 1981 by Vancouver Sun publisher Clark Davey as the newspaper's in-house charity, charged with telling the compelling stories of children in need, with the goal of raising funds from the newspaper’s readers to help those children. In its first four decades, the fund raised and dispersed millions to help children in need all over the province.
Since its launch in 2011, our Adopt-a-School program (AAS), has granted more than $9.5 million to hundreds of schools and community groups throughout the province, serving thousands of children and youth.
One of AAS’s main goals is to ensure that no child goes to school hungry, so today AAS funds hundreds of breakfast, lunch and after-school food programs for thousands of youngsters in need. Here’s just one reason why: At the first breakfast served at the first school we helped, a teacher pointed to a small child who was eating. “That child there,” she said. “In all the time she’s been at this school I’ve never seen her smile, until now."
RE Royalties Corporate Donation
Our corporate donation will be supporting the following schools through the Adopt-a-School program:
1) Nanaimo District Secondary: ARROW Program (AAS22-458) Donation: $12,000
The ARROW program feeds students breakfast and lunch each day and provides school supplies so that students are ready to learn. The ARROW program also helps students with clothing and hygiene products that families cannot afford such as jackets, deodorant, shampoo, etc. The program may also supply students with bus passes to get to and from school, as many students have had to move due to rising rent costs.
2) Nanaimo District Secondary: Meal Program (AAS22-570) Donation: $7,000 NDSS has a growing number of vulnerable students who do not always have access to healthy nutritious meals. The project would allow the school’s culinary arts program students to make meals for students in the school. The funding will cover approximately 40% of the annual costs for groceries and appropriate to-go containers to ensure our vulnerable students have food available to them throughout the day.
3) Forest Park Elementary: Food and Necessities (AAS22-530) Donation: $3,500 Forest Park Elementary has always worked hard to ensure that the basic needs of all students are met, no matter what. More families than ever before face dire economic straits, with grocery costs in BC having jumped ten percent in recent months. This program aims to ensure an ongoing supply of healthy snacks throughout the day and basic necessities for students to access easily, independently, and without stigma. Necessities might include socks, undergarments, toiletries, hygiene products, gloves, hats and warm clothing for students without proper jackets who may walk to school in runners and a hoodie in the winter time, and then be damp and chilly for the remainder of the day. It is as difficult to stay focused on learning cold and wet as it is with an empty belly.
4) Bayview Elementary: Vulnerable Students Food Program (AAS22-637) Donation: $2,500
Bayview Elementary offers a free food program that feeds most of the students; with some attending the daily breakfast, all having access to healthy snacks, and emergency lunches for those students that require it.
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