Crofton House Winter Bazaar
Crofton House School and the CHS Parents' Auxiliary are very pleased to announce that the Winter Bazaar raised $81,062 for KidSafe, a local organization that provides essential services and programs to vulnerable children during school breaks.
Reflecting on this year’s tag line #WEAREBAZAAR, CHS Winter Bazaar co-chairs, Margot Jagger and Catherine Borritt, were “pleased that so many Crofton House parents, students, and staff came together to organize this fun event and raise funds for such an important organization. We are proud to support KidSafe and the excellent work they are doing to help vulnerable children in Vancouver. We’ve had the opportunity to see these programs at work and believe in the difference they are making."
The $81,062 donated will translate into tens of thousands of hot nutritious meals and healthy snacks for KidSafe participants. This coming year KidSafe will have over 450 children in their care for well over 150,000 hours. Thanks to the CHS community, those hours will be filled with enriching skill-building activities, field trips that focus on deepening connection to their communities, and a safe and nurturing program.
KidSafe Executive Director, Quincey Kirschner, was at Crofton House to receive the donation on December 2. “Once again, the Crofton House Winter Bazaar was an incredible event, and our staff and Board were all moved by the amount of work that goes into it and that the proceeds support our kids. As we head into the holiday season, it’s incredibly inspiring and heartening to feel that the Crofton House community has our backs, and we are so grateful to you.”
Even a little rain could not dampen this year’s bazaar spirit. More than 3,500 people attended and enjoyed the Makers’ Market, resale shopping, family fun and games and delicious food! This fun-filled day and incredible donation would not have been possible without the dedication and generosity of the more than 1100 parent, student, alumnae and staff who contributed 5,000 volunteer hours.
The CHS Parents' Auxiliary thanks the School for its support and sends a special thank you to all the volunteers for their time and effort, and to the grade convenors and committees for their leadership and commitment.
Thank you to Deborah Astles and Mandi Gharlay for taking on the co-chair positions for the 2020 Winter Bazaar. Families are encouraged to consider getting involved in next year’s event as a grade convenor or committee member. Recruitment starts in the spring.
Proceeds of the 2019 Winter Bazaar will be donated to the KidSafe Project, a local Vancouver Charity that provides nutrition and essential services and programs to more than 450 vulnerable children and youth annually during school holiday periods.
History of the Bazaar
The Crofton House Winter Bazaar is a cherished tradition, the roots of which go back to the early seventies when proceeds raised were donated to the Red Cross and Save the Children Funds, among others.
Get Involved: Info for Parents
The Crofton House Winter Bazaar is a wonderful community event where parents, students, and staff come together for a great cause. We need you to make the Winter Bazaar a success. Registration starts in spring 2020.