Crofton House Winter Bazaar
Raises $71,300 for KidSafe
Crofton House School and the CHS Parents' Auxiliary are very pleased to announce that the 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.
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 $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 Crofton House 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. We are truly grateful for your support."
This year more than 4,000 people attended the Winter Bazaar and enjoyed the Makers’ Market, resale shopping, family fun and games and, of course, delicious food! This fun-filled day and incredible donation would not have been possible without the dedication and generosity of our community - including 950 individuals working over 4,000 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.
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.