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November 26, 2020
CARE LEAVERS CONVENTION
This article titled ‘First Voices of the International Care Leavers Convention’ is from SOS Children’s Villages International: ‘’Why are others, not leading my life, making decisions about my life?” “We are left alone in my place(s), with our house of...
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October 30, 2020
KERRISDALE THRIFT STORE CLOSING
On September 22nd 2020, the Board of Directors and Management Team for the SOS Children’s Village Thrift Store Foundation came to a final decision regarding the operations at our Kerrisdale location. It is with heaviness that we announce our Kerrisdale...
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October 21, 2020
DECOLONIZING THANKSGIVING
This month, many of our communities celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in some shape or form. It’s something we’ve observed our whole lives, since it’s an annual holiday. We’re asked to consider what we’re thankful for and to think back on...
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September 30, 2020
A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
In recent weeks, we have seen a steady decline in our volunteers willing to come in to support our thrift stores due to the upward trend of COVID-19 cases in our community and the impending second wave. Thus, our urgent...
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September 22, 2020
THRIFT STORE UPDATES
SOS Children’s Village BC operates two charming thrift stores in our Lower Mainland community in Steveston Village, Richmond and Kerrisdale, Vancouver. So, we would like to share some thrift store updates. When COVID first hit, we had to shut our...
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September 3, 2020
NAVIGATING A NONPROFIT DURING COVID
As a small nonprofit in Surrey, we know many other nonprofits have been experiencing similar challenges navigating during the time of COVID. We have seen federal and provincial funding to support businesses and ways in which we can access this...
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March 6, 2019
SOS BC INTERVIEW ON CKNW
SOS Children’s Village BC was featured on CKNW this weekend! Douglas Dunn and SOS foster parent Tamara were interviewed on John Daly’s show for 17 minutes (wow!) and they were awesome. Please have a listen and/or go to our Facebook...
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February 20, 2019
BC BUDGET 2019
BC Foster parents will receive first increase in a decade. The provincial government is increasing the amount foster parents receive by $179/month. Thank you Carole James! www.bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2019/affordable.htm ...
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