Published four times per year and distributed to 50,000 families in Langley. In these editions, you'll read about the Pandemic of Kindness that is sweeping the Langley School District and Community.
Check out the Foundation's 2021 Calendar. Discover what the Foundation supports and stands for - everything from Global Education to Food for Thought Programs; from a chi chi Art Show to Inclusivity for All Students; from Holistic Well-being to the Choose Kindness Initiative; and from Outdoor Classrooms to Innovation and Scholarships.
The Langley School District Foundation is proud to suppot and facilitate the Cards for Seniors Program.
The Cards for Seniors program is run 100% by volunteers and coordinated by the Langley Volunteer Bureau. Blank, hand-made or pre-printed cards are delivered to schools across Langley and grades K through 12 participate in designing and writing a special message to each senior. 100% of all donations are used to purchase card-making supplies, envelopes, postage, and printing costs. For each dollar donated, one senior receives a card!
Learn more about how our community is coming together to help with isolation at Cards for Seniors.
Tote Bag Sale
Chloe Kim, a grade 12 student at Walnut Grove Secondary, has developed a strategy and product to help support our Food for Thought program: an eco-friendly tote bag for sale for $10 throughout the school district and community.
The Foundation was so honoured to help fundraise for this game-changing and important initiative.
The Foundation is so grateful for the response from the community, but we still need help.
Please donate if you can.
"It is now or never for Canada", said one wise friend in a voice scraped raw with emotion. "The resilience and gentle patience of a ravaged society is something that non-Aboriginals should try to appreciate. We love Canada," she said. "We just wish Canada loved us."
"It's a part of our history now and the plight of First Nations can no longer be ignored nor swept under the dirt of an unmarked grave", said Foundation Executive Direct Susan Cairns.
In the week since the discovery, the Foundation grappled with the travesty and wondered, "Could we be so forgiving if our children were ripped from our arms and thrown into a system that dishonored and negated their very existence?" The silence lingered.
Then we asked, "What happens to a society and culture when generation after generation of potential scholars, athletes, mothers, fathers, aunties, and elders are expunged forever? Who do the survivors turn to for help and advice?"
What the Foundation knows and has known for more than 20 years of working and collaborating with the Kwantlen, Katzie, Matsqui and Semiahmoo First Nations is that the Aboriginal culture is strong. The bonds are cast in steel and the wisdom is comforting and profound.
"The Langley School District Foundation sincerely hopes that we can be there for any of our Aboriginal students, friends and colleagues," said Foundation Board Chair Alison McVeigh.
"We have benefitted from the mentorship of our Aboriginal partners over the years," said Susan Cairns. "Now it is the Foundation's turn to provide any help that we can. We will be there."
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Choose Kindness or Be Kind
The Langley School District Foundation has designed two beautiful cotton t-shirts that you can purchase for $20 each. ($10 for children's sizes.)
All proceeds go to support the Langley School District Foundation's Pandemic of Kindness Campaign.
The bodies of 215 little children, some as young as three years old, were discovered buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. It was a newscast that seared the brain and scarred the soul, and when the Langley School District Foundation learned of the staggering atrocity, all directors and staff wondered, when is enough enough? Or, more to the point, when is enough way too much? In dealing with the shock, subsequent sadness, and even rage, the Foundation reached out to their Aboriginal colleagues.
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