Winter Bazaar Raises $71,300 for KidSafe
Crofton House School and the CHS Parents' Auxiliary are very pleased to announce that the 2018 Winter Bazaar raised $71,300 to be donated to KidSafe, a local organization that provides essential services and programs to vulnerable children during school breaks.
Building on the charitable roots of the Bazaar, the $71,300 donated will translate into tens of thousands of hot nutritious meals and healthy snacks for KidSafe participants in the coming year. It will also help provide over 130,000 hours of exciting field trips, fun arts and crafts, cooking classes (a favourite among the kids), and inspiring literacy programming for over 450 kids this year.
KidSafe Executive Director, Quincey Kirschner, was at the School to receive the donation on December 17. “We are so grateful to the Crofton House community for your generosity, and we are inspired by the incredible spirit and dedication of the volunteers who came together to make the Winter Bazaar happen. From all of us at KidSafe, thank you for caring about our kids."
CHS Winter Bazaar co-chairs, Margot Jagger and Catherine Borritt, were “thrilled that so many members of the CHS community came together to share their time and talent. Crofton House students and parents demonstrated our collective desire to connect with each other while making a difference for KidSafe.”
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.
Margot and Catherine will co-chair the Winter Bazaar again in 2019 and encourage families to consider getting involved next year as a grade convenor or committee member. Recruitment starts in the spring.
About the Bazaar
The Crofton House Winter Bazaar is a family event that features crafts, games, food trucks, shopping, and family fun.
Winter Bazaar attractions:
- Makers' Market – The Makers’ Market has a wide variety of crafts, succulents, jams, and themed gift baskets, just in time for the holidays. Plus stock up on tasty baking, with assorted homemade loaves, cupcakes, and cookies.
- Shopping – Thrift-lovers enjoy a huge selection of pre-loved goods, including clothes, accessories, shoes, housewares, sporting goods, baby & toddler gear, used uniforms, and books.
- Family Fun and Games – The bazaar features many fun activities such as a bouncy castle, The Eliminator, a cake walk, and carnival-style midway games. There is fun for kids of all ages to enjoy!
- Food – The always popular Tacofino and Mom's Grilled Cheese food trucks are on site, as well as pizza, popcorn, bubble tea, and a coffee bar to keep the energy flowing.
All proceeds of the 2018 Winter Bazaar were donated to the KidSafe Project, a local Vancouver Charity that provides 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 2019.