Fuel Your School to benefit class projects in Surrey

Motorists are invited to help fuel Surrey school projects by gassing up at Chevron next month.

Motorists are invited to help fuel Surrey school projects by gassing up at Chevron next month.

Through October, for every 30 or more litres of fuel purchased, Chevron will contribute $1 (up to $565,000) towards Fuel Your School, a program that helps fund classroom projects in Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

A collaboration between Chevron and MyClassNeeds Foundation – a Toronto-based charity – Fuel Your School aims to support classroom projects through a crowdfunding website.

Teachers in the participating districts can submit requests for funds online. Once the funds are raised, MyClassNeeds purchases and co-ordinates delivery.

Last year, Fuel Your School enabled South Surrey teacher Nicola Erasmus to obtain Cubelets Robot Blocks for her Bayridge Elementary kindergarten class. The blocks were “a great way to introduce (the students) to learning about technology and engineering,” she said.

At Surrey’s Cambridge Elementary, Shelagh Lim was able to acquire four Polaroid Cube cameras and an iPad which her students used to make movies.

Since inception, Fuel Your School has raised $765,000 for public schools, with a focus on projects categorized under STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.

For more information, visit fuelyourschool.ca or myclassneeds.ca