The Crofton House Winter Bazaar is a cherished tradition, the roots of which go back to 1943 when proceeds raised were donated to the Red Cross and Save the Children Funds.
The Crofton House Winter Bazaar builds community by inviting our family and friends, the School’s neighbourhood, and the local Vancouver community to join in and raise funds for a local charity. The Winter Bazaar embodies Pillar 4: Extraordinary Community, of our Strategic Plan, Beyond Buildings: Extraordinary Possibilities.
The Winter Bazaar supports the School's desire to build community and embodies our values. Inspired by the courage of a small group of parents who take on the huge task of organizing the event, the CHS Winter Bazaar is an inclusive event that engages the entire community. Parents volunteer time, along with their creative and organizational skills, to make this event a success. Working alongside their daughters, they demonstrate a commitment to citizenship.
The Winter Bazaar’s charitable donation is a demonstration of our School’s desire to teach our girls to see the world through a lens of compassion, develop relevant and meaningful relationships and take action to make a difference in our community.
Learn more about the Winter Bazaar, past and present.
Winter Bazaar Charitable Donations
2020-2022: In April 2020, the CHS Parents' Auxiliary announced its recommitment to KidSafe Project as the recipient of the Winter Bazaar's charitable donation. Since the establishment of our partnership, our relationship with KidSafe has flourished. In addition to providing financial support through the Winter Bazaar, KidSafe utilizes the Crofton House kitchen during school breaks to prepare meals for their programs and numerous Crofton House students have volunteered for the organization, seeing firsthand the impact we can make together. KidSafe Project received a $13,200 in 2020.
2017-2019: The KidSafe Project, a local Vancouver charity that provides essential services to more than 450 vulnerable children and youth annually during periods when schools are traditionally closed. KidSafe Project received a $61,000 donation in 2017, $71,300 in 2018, and $81,062 in 2019.
2015-2016: CLICK (Contributing to the Lives of Inner City Kids) is an umbrella charity platform that offers funding to programs that provide food, after-school care, sports and camping opportunities, and literacy programs to inner-city kids. Each year CLICK gives out more than 200 grants to 130 programs in Vancouver. CLICK received $35,0000 in proceeds from the Bazaar in both 2015 and 2016.