Anne Marie Jones and Ed Poli, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation president, hand out popcorn to people at the Stock the Lockers 2019 kickoff event Thursday at Harewood Centennial Park. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo charitable foundation targeting $60K for students in need

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation’s Stock the Lockers campaign goes until Sept. 3

With school starting up again in September, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation aspires to raise $60,000 to help students in need with their education.

The charitable foundation kicked off its Stock the Lockers campaign Thursday, seeking to raise money for less fortunate students in the school district. Crystal Dennison, foundation executive director, says money raised will be used for students of all ages as there’s a need at every school at every grade.

“In high school the requests that we get are a lot of school supplies, the basic school supplies,” said Dennison. “We get requests for a lot of athletic fees [and] graduation fees. We have a lot of students that manage to get through school, stay in and the cost of attending, the cap and gown and all of the year-end stuff is quite prohibitive.”

READ ALSO: Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools passes $164.3M budget

Dennison said requests related to field trips are notable when it comes to elementary schools and when it comes to kindergarteners, it can be anything from swimming lessons to medical, for example eyeglasses. Those are extras the foundation is able to contribute on a one-on-one basis, she said.

The Stock the Lockers campaign will run until Sept. 3 and Dennison said there are numerous ways for people to contribute, online at www.nlsf.ca or in-store at Staples, Country Grocer, Coastal Community Credit Union and Nanaimo Honda.

Dennison said $48,000 was raised in 2018.



reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Andrew Scheer makes campaign stop in Parksville

Federal Conservative leader talks tax cuts, environment

Nanaimo remembers Terry Fox and runs for his cause

Terry Fox Run was held Sunday at Bowen Park

Clippers earn five out of six points in BCHL action

Nanaimo splits with Alberni Valley, beats Chilliwack

Regional District of Nanaimo losing forest, farm lands

Growth strategy report shows mixed results relative to regional district’s goals

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Land commission should have supported Nanoose eatery

Letter writers weigh in on closure of Rusted Rake Farm café

It’s game on as new hockey exhibit fills Nanaimo Museum

Canadian Museum of History travelling exhibit on display until November

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

City buys Five Acre Farm in Harewood for $1.38 million

Agreement made so that Nanaimo Foodshare can use farm property

Seven buildings proposed for waterfront development in Parksville

IAG Developments hosts second public open house to gather feedback

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Most Read