Direct Appeal

Let’s make the Wishlist Happen!

Dear Lord Kitchener Families,

Welcome back to Lord Kitchener!  It is great to see students heading back to school and getting ready for the 2020-2021 academic year. We are all gearing up for what is going to be an exciting and unique school year!  On behalf of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC), we would also like to extend a huge WELCOME to new students and families joining the Lord Kitchener school/community.

Direct Appeal (DA) is the fundraising campaign lead by the school PAC to collect monetary donations to make Wishlist happen.  Wishlist items include enrichment programs and extra resources for the current school year (2020-2021) which will be used to enhance each student’s academic experience. The DA donations supplement programs and resources above and beyond what is provided through Vancouver School Board (VSB). Direct Appeal focuses on areas like technology, science and health, language arts, physical education, and outdoor activity programs to name a few. Our target goal is usually set each year based on Wishlist needs and the previous year’s fundraising amount.  Last year we raised nearly $29,000!

Your donation of $150 or more per child will help us make the Wishlist happen!

Lord Kitchener Families help us reach our goal!

Direct Appeal raised close to $29,000 last year, it made some of the following Wishlist items happen:

  • Technology–10 Dell computers, smart boards, and Bluetooth mic  
  • Science and Health: Stem Kit Science Kit
  • Physical Education: Dance CLASSES, Tennis LESSONS and Gymnastics PROGRAMS, sport balls
  • Language Arts– Book Club, NOVEL SETS
  • Outdoor Programs: EARTHBITES, one of our most successful active/outdoor program

DONATIONS are accepted through School Cash Online tax receipts are available upon donation. Here is how…

STEP 2: Click on ITEMS button on the up right hand side. Open this page and click on the MAKE A DONATION button.


STEP 4: MESSAGE (OPTIONAL), type in Direct Appeal Then ADD to CART

Important: tax receipts can only be issued for donation made through School Cash Online.

The Direct Appeal donations can be made until Friday, November 13th, 2020.

Please email any questions to Tina Apter at

Best Regards,

Direct Appeal for Lord Kitchener Elementary Parent Advisory Council

Why Give?

Direct appeal has been successful in funding programs which are not supported by the Vancouver School Board budget, but are essential to building community within the school and providing enrichment to the core academic curriculum. The programs supported include sports and drama clubs, Destination Imagination for Grades 1 through 7, art supplies, library books, aurthor visits, scholarships for Grade 7 students from Lord Kitchener and our sister school. Major purchases include 15 Laptop computer units, 7 regular microscopes, and 2 dissecting microscopes. These items are just some of the successful initiatives provided for by your donations.