On November 18, 2017 the Crofton House School Parents’ Auxiliary welcomed the Vancouver community to its annual festival-style event and together we raised $61,800 for Vancouver children in need.
More than 4,000 people attended the festival-style event that raises funds for vulnerable children at inner city schools in Vancouver. Proceeds of this Winter Bazaar are being donated to KidSafe, a Vancouver charity that provides essential services and programs to more than 450 children and youth annually during school holiday periods.
The Crofton House Winter Bazaar is the result of months of organization and work by the Crofton House School Parents’ Auxiliary, with the volunteer support of hundreds of parents and students. Over 900 parent and student volunteers worked together to prepare for and make this year’s Winter Bazaar a resounding success.
“Once again this year’s Winter Bazaar saw Crofton House School’s commitment to community and citizenship come to life. Our amazing parents, students and staff all worked together to put on this incredible event and welcome the wider community to our campus," said Suzanne Chong, 2017 co-chair of the Crofton House Winter Bazaar. “This is event is so much more than a school fair. It’s a way for our community to celebrate our spirit, our sense of connection with one another, and demonstrate our shared goal of helping children in our own city who need support,” continued Kris Dattani, co-chair.
On December 4, on behalf of the Crofton House School community, the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary presented a cheque for $61,800 to KidSafe Executive Director, Rob Parry. This contribution translates into 42,000 hot nutritious meals and 21,000 healthy snacks for KidSafe participants in the coming year.
Accepting the cheque, Parry said, "KidSafe has been blown away by the incredible efforts of the Crofton House community to support vulnerable children. From students to parents to staff, it is very clear that the values of caring for one another and impacting the world positively are taken deeply to heart at Crofton House. Your support means that in the coming year, Vancouver's most vulnerable children will be safer, healthier, and happier during the critical time when the supports of school are unavailable. Thank you from all of us at KidSafe."
With this donation, over the past three years, Crofton House School has contributed $131,800 in Winter Bazaar proceeds to Vancouver-based organizations that support vulnerable children.
Visitors to the Crofton House Winter Bazaar enjoyed arcade games and prizes, food trucks, entertainment, a cakewalk, portrait studio, and great shopping including, holiday wreaths, crafts, gift baskets, and homemade jams, along with gently-used fashions, sporting equipment, purses and jewelry, books, baby and toddler goods and housewares.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Crofton House School opened its doors to more than 4,500 people on November 19 when it hosted its annual Crofton House Winter Bazaar, a festival-style event that raises funds to help inner city children in Vancouver. All proceeds are donated to local charity CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids.)
The annual Crofton House Winter Bazaar is the result of months of hard work by volunteers of the Crofton House School Parents’ Auxiliary. Throughout the day there were more than 200 CHS parent, student and staff volunteers contributing to the success of the event.
“Extraordinary community is one of the strategic pillars of our school and the Winter Bazaar is an absolute testament to exactly that. Seeing our parents, students and staff come together, working toward one common goal and for a wonderful cause, was a truly extraordinary experience,” said Tina Barkley, 2016 co-chair of the Crofton House Winter Bazaar. “This event is a tangible example of the values at Crofton House School in terms of our commitment to citizenship both within our school walls and outside in the broader community,” continued the co-chair Kris Dattani.
On behalf of the CHS community, the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary presented a cheque totaling $35,000 to CLICK president Catherine Atyeo at the School’s Monday morning assembly. Accepting the cheque, Atyeo said “By supporting CLICK, the CHS community is making a strong statement that every child counts in Vancouver and deserves the chance to thrive and reach his/her potential. CLICK is deeply grateful to all those who put in long hours to raise this money, which will go directly to programs that help the neediest children in our city”. Once again, the cheque is the largest single donation made to CLICK in its 12 year history.
Visitors to the Winter Bazaar enjoyed everything from arcade-style games and prizes, food trucks, entertainment, a cakewalk and portrait studio, along with a variety of shopping goods including holiday wreaths, homemade jams and gently used fashions, sporting goods, purses and jewellery, books and DVDs, baby and toddler gear, housewares and more.
From left: Kris Dattani, Co-Chair, Crofton House Winter Bazaar and Tina Barkley, Co-Chair, Crofton House Winter Bazaar, with Catherine Atyeo, President of CLICK, Georgina Macdonald, Chair, CHS Parents’ Auxiliary, and Dr. Pat Dawson, Head of School, CHS.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Crofton House School (CHS) opened its doors to the public to host a festival-style winter bazaar to bring the local community together and help inner city children in Vancouver. All proceeds, totaling $35,000, have been donated to local charity CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Children).
“With more than 3,000 people passing through the school gates, the response from the community was incredible,” said Tina Barkley, Chair of the Crofton House Winter Bazaar and member of the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary, “Months of hard work from our parent volunteers created a day that was so much more than a school fair, it was about citizenship, community and connection. We couldn’t be happier.”
CLICK President said the donation will have a significant impact on helping children living in poverty by providing safe out-of-school care and nutritious food.
“This generous donation from the Crofton House School Parents’ Auxiliary reaches out to a vulnerable group in our city,” said CLICK President Catherine Atyeo, “With this support, the CHS community is saying that every child counts.”
Visitors to the Winter Bazaar enjoyed everything from arcade-style games and prizes, food trucks, entertainment, cakewalk station and quiet tearoom to booths selling a variety of wares including fashions, sporting goods, holiday wreaths, purses and jewelry, books and DVDs, baby and toddler gear, housewares and more.
From left: Georgina Macdonald, Chair, CHS Parents’ Auxiliary and Tina Barkley, Chair, CHS Winter Bazaar, with Catherine Atyeo, President of CLICK and Dr. Pat Dawson, Head of School, CHS.