Student Support Fund
Your donation makes a real difference in the lives of students
Poverty is very real in our community; Nanaimo consistently has one of the highest child poverty rates in BC. Many local families struggle to make ends meet with little left for school supplies, clothes and shoes that fit.
The needs are great: Many children come to school on an empty stomach, making it difficult to concentrate in class; their worn out shoes make school sports and P.E impossible; and clothes that don't fit properly can be a source of embarassment. Students don't always speak up when they need help.
Your donation matters: Your generosity allows principals and teachers to reach out and confidentially and anonymously provide vulnerable students with food, warm clothes, proper footwear, more school supplies if needed, band or athletic fees, and other essentials to help keep them in school. The Foundation office receives, on average, 15 calls a week requesting assistance for students in need - the needs are diverse, immediate, and very real.
Please give today: your donation can mean the difference between a student's success or failure at school.
"I don't need to skip gym anymore because I'm embarrassed not to have running shoes. I'm going to get an A this year." - Grade 9 student