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Raven Continues Supporting Local Schools During COVID-19

Since 2015, Raven Supply has been supporting two local schools in Surrey, helping vulnerable elementary and secondary school students in need to succeed in their academic and personal lives.

At the Bridgeview Elementary School, Raven’s contribution to the after-school BLAST program is allowing more students to explore art, science and sport-related activities in a safe space. The program is reaching students who normally cannot access extracurricular activities, alongside students in need of academic support and those who need encouragement in building positive relationships. Throughout the year, the engaging program, which also provides snacks and invites community partners in to teach on various topics, has been boosting the self-esteem and school engagement of participating students.

Raven’s contribution to the Emergency Fund at Frank Hurt Secondary School has continued throughout the pandemic, ensuring that all students have the support that they need to succeed in school and move towards graduation. The funds are being used to buy textbooks and school supplies, provide skills and career training and pay for graduation commencement fees. Gift cards and transit passes are also purchased for students and families in need.

In addition to the regular support that Raven provides to both schools, we also contributed an additional $5000 during COVID-19 school closures to ensure that lunch programs continued for students who relied on them.

Raven is committed to giving back to the community, including donating a portion of our profits to enhance the school experience of students at these two schools. We are pleased to learn that through these school programs, children and youth in need are receiving the tools required to excel academically and continue onto paths of success.

Community Support

Raven Supply has been contributing to the community since they opened their doors. 3 years ago Brian found an opportunity with the Vancouver Sun to contribute to programs in local schools. We have partnered with a local Elementary School, Bridgeview Elementary providing after school classes for students. Here they get to make new friends, take part in both Art and Cooking classes. The students and teachers all are very grateful for the program, and with 3 years under their belt everyone is starting to notice what a difference this is making on these students.

Raven also provides emergency funds to a local high school, Frank Hurt Secondary. This inner city school was so grateful for the contribution & even more thrilled that it has continued to come for 3 years now. The funds given to Frank Hurt go towards necessities for the students, bus passes, laundry, access to extracurricular activities where they excel but would not have had access to otherwise.

Please click here to view the report for September 2016 to December 2016.