Fair Start for Kids

WHAT IS FAIRSTART?

Fair Start removes the stigma that surrounds poverty by providing children with back to school supplies, a new backpack, running shoes and healthy snacks. As kids go back to school this September, we want to make sure that them and their families are set up to have a great school year! Families will spend nearly $400 on school supplies this year. For many families, this is extremely difficult. As kids go back to school this September, we want to make sure that them and their families are set up to have a great school year!

To support our program and sponsor a child please click on the link below.

WANT TO HELP?

You can support Fair Start by sponsoring a kit. Each kit costs around $30, varying depending on age and course requirements. Your donation will help us ensure we can provide supplies to families in need both this year and in the future. Donations are eligible for tax receipts, which you should receive within minutes when donating by card. 

Don’t wanna use a credit card? Feel free to send an etransfer to etransfer@mustardseed.ca (please include your mailing address in the comments). You can also send a cheque to “Mustard Seed Street Church” with the memo “Fair Start.” Our address is 625 Queens Ave, Victoria, BC, V8T1L9. 

Any questions, don’t hesitate to call 250-953-1581 or email donors@mustardseed.ca. 

Need a Kit?

Registration has started as of June 1st.

You can call 250-953-1588 to register. You can also register in person at our 625 Queens Ave location. 

Families will be assigned a pick-up day the week of August 15-19.

You must bring identification for every child/youth needing pick up. 

HOW DID FAIR START BEGIN?

Linda Matthews and her late mother Vera Webb started the Fair Start Program in 1998, with an aim of ensuring children a fair start at their school year.  A partnership with The Mustard Seed was established to bridge the connection between this program and the families who will benefit from this support.

Since 1998, Fair Start for Kids has evolved, now serving hundreds of children in greater Victoria; giving them the confidence they need to start a new school year. The Mustard Seed is grateful for the generous support of Monk Office, who helps make this program possible.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS THIS YEAR!

Learn how you can become a corporate Sponsor as part of The Mustard Seed’s “Back to School” Campaign. 

Monk Office | The Rotary Club of Oak Bay | Odd Fellows | Times Colonist (TLC Fund)