Vancouver high school students deliver over 1,200 items in book drive for refugee and immigrant youth at ISSofBC

Secondary schools in Vancouver led by 52 Youth Ambassadors delivered collected books, toys, board games and sporting equipment to the ISSofBC Youth Hub as they celebrated the success of Literacy In Action: Book Drive for Refugee and Immigrant Youth Friday evening at ISSofBC Welcome Centre.

The festivities included speeches, dance performances, awards and even a visit from Santa and his elves!

The book drive provided an opportunity for selected secondary school Youth Leaders from Lord Byng, David Thompson, Lord Kitchener, Queen Elizabeth, and Norma Rose Point to learn more about the aspects of project planning, implementation as well as taking a leadership role to promote the donation project within their schools.

Youth collected over 1,200 items in total in their communities over approximately two months.

In addition, the Global Chinese Language Culture and Education Exchange Foundation (CLCE) generously donated $3,280 through their participation.

ISSofBC is thrilled to be a part of this project and would like to thank all participants and donors for providing much needed materials to our immigrant and refugee clients in our youth hub.

We would like to acknowledge the amazing hard work and dedication from:

  • Youth Ambassadors from the Vancouver School Board (VSB) – Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)
  • Lord Byng Project 3B
  • Lord Byng Leaders of Hope
  • David Thompson EC Club
  • Lord Kitchener Elementary School
  • Queen Elizabeth Elementary School
  • Norma Rose Point School
  • Janet Chung – Settlement Worker VSB SWIS
  • Patrick Wong – Multicultural Liaison Worker (Chinese Language) – Vancouver School Board

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