GPCSD Education Foundation
2020 Year in Review
Message from Chair
“The past year has been busy for the foundation as usual. Without doubt this year has been dominated by the pandemic and its effects on our community. When schools closed because of the pandemic in March the Foundation Snack Program which had been providing food support to students of our district found ways to continue. So, the most needy in our district continued to get food support at home right through the summer. In addition, the foundation, thanks to Executive Director and her team was able to also provide support to the needy in the larger community. This was possible through the hard work of Executive Director and her team plus the generosity of many donors and nonprofit agencies. This, for me, illustrates a basic teaching of Jesus, " I was hungry, and you gave me to eat."
Scholarships - Over $9,000 Awarded
Special Project Funding - $10,000 Awarded
Alberta Blue Cross - Senior Support $5,000 Funding
Thanks to a grant from the Alberta Blue Cross COVID Community Roots Program the GPCSD Education Foundation was able to purchase puzzles, yarn, and Christmas chocolates for our students to deliver to local senior housing in their communities. While spreading holiday joy and fulfilling their community service projects the students were able to spread the love in their communities.
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United Way ECSF Grant - $24,200 Laptop Funding
Community Foundation ECSF Grant - $7,500 Hygiene Bags
Thank you to Rachelle Bell at St John Paul II Catholic School and her KIHEW Leadership team, we were happy to make your vision come to life.
GPCSD Education Foundation and the Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schoolscontinue to fulfill community service projects to help all those in need. This community service project wouldn’t be possible without the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta though the ECSF grant.
Grande Prairie Schools Snack Program
GP Schools Snack Program - Serving Over 100,000 Meals Annually
GPCSD Education Foundation Feeding Families - Over 2,000 Family Meals Delivered
GPCSD Education Foundation Feeding Shelters - Over 27,000 Meals Served
Thanks to Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools, United Way ECSF Grant($40,200), and the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta ECSF Grant($64,320) for supporting our most vulnerable community members during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Lost Lake Loop For Lunches
We look forward to helping promote and grow the event for next year.
Cars for Christmas Lottery
This year's lottery proceeds will go to regional food banks as well as 13 community programs including the GPCSD Education Foundation to help support our endeavors.
Youth Fine Arts Special Project - Purchase Your Tile
Show your support for Youth Fine Arts Special Project by purchasing your tile at the KMSC Law Performing Arts Theatre. The KMSC Law Performing Arts Theatre, located at the St John Paul II Catholic School, is open to the community for performing arts productions.
Please check the website for sponsorship opportunities.