You may have read about Carrie Gelson, a teacher at Admiral Seymour Elementary School, in East Van, who started a great campaign to help her young students with basic essentials.
The call for assistance has had a big impact and many people have reached out to help.
Seymour is just one of many inner city schools whose students and their families, experience hardship over the year.
If you'd like to help out with any donation of new winter clothing or non-perishable food items, please drop it off at my community office: 2412 Main Street (at Broadway) before Friday December 9th (between Tuesday and Friday 10 - 4pm). For more information, please phone 604-775-5800.
All donations received will be forwarded to local East Van schools in need of assistance.
I know that every day of every year, many people work hard for social justice, and to end poverty and inequality in our local community and schools. During the coming winter season we have an opportunity to support this work and support a positive and healthy learning environment.
Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday season!