Admiral Seymour Elementary School, located at E. Georgia Street and Glen Dr. in Strathcona is one of Vancouver’s oldest schools. Built in 1910, Admiral Seymour sits across the street from fabric’s Assembly project. While the area has developed in recent years, Admiral Seymour Elementary falls in one of the lowest socio-economic status neighbourhoods in Canada. Many of the families attending the school need support, especially with the unprecedented challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
With most of the school’s current fundraising efforts and resources allocated towards providing care packages for the students in need, equipment and classroom upgrades have fallen behind over the years.
In December 2020, fabric met with school administrators and learned of their classroom needs including basic equipment like new whiteboards and smart projectors.
Dedicated to leaving a lasting impact on our local communities, fabric set out to help build a bright future for the students by improving the learning environment at Admiral Seymour Elementary School.
In an effort to accomplish all of the classroom upgrades, fabric enlisted the help of our local business community, neighbours, investors, friends and family to rally support and raise additional funds for this cause. We were blown away by the support we received from our community for this initiative and together, in addition to fabric’s own donation, we were able to raise over $56,000 in equipment upgrades for the school.
Below is some of the new equipment funded by this initiative, which is now being enjoyed by the students of Admiral Seymour Elementary School every day:
- Interactive smart classroom projectors
- Classroom white boards
- Classroom ipads with protective cases
- Ipad charging cart
- Subscriptions to online learning programs
- Classroom and printing supplies
- Outdoor learning classroom
Thanks to all of our supporters for their help in making this worthy initiative a reality!