Fundraising


Fundraisers are an important piece of our budget each year, allowing us to enrich our classroom with resources and materials. We aim to develop fundraisers that benefit local businesses, that are unique, that become a memento of your child’s time at the Shambhala School, and offer items that you might buy anyway.

Blueberry Fundraiser – February 2022

We are once again selling organic wild blueberries from our much loved supplier at Denma Farms in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. These are frozen organic wild blueberries that come in 5 lb boxes, each box selling for $27. The school receives a portion of each sale! Beginning February 18th you can place your order using the easy form found here. The deadline for orders is Friday, February 25th, at noon. To e-transfer: send your payment to finance@shambhalaschool.org and enter “blueberries” in the comment field. Please use the security response: shambhala (all lower case). All orders must be accompanied by payment. Many people buy several boxes to last through the winter, or buy them as gifts for teachers or family. Consider sharing the link with others. Blueberries will be delivered Tuesday, March 1st, at approximately 3pm. You must pick them up on the delivery date as we don’t have freezer space to store them! Details to follow. 

 
Year Round Giving 
 
We have three easy ways for you to offer a tax deductible gift to Shambhala School at any time of year:

By e-transfer: send to finance@shambhalaschool.org and enter “donation” in comment field. Please use the security question: “Kingdom” and security response: “shambhala” (all lower case).

By cheque: made out to “the Shambhala School” sent to The Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 1W9

By credit card: go to Canada Helps and enter “Shambhala School” in the field that says “Search by charity name”.

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Past Fundraisers

Annual Year End Campaign – December 2022

Each December, we reach out to our community and ask for support of our school so its unique culture can continue for our children and those of future generations.  The need to cultivate the mind and the heart is important now, and will only grow in the coming years.
 
Thank you for making our December 2021 Year End Campaign a success. Your generosity to this campaign (and in many other ways) has been astounding! We aimed to raise $12,000 and are thrilled to say that together we raised over $16,000! Your donations will help provide scholarship money for students, allow us to continue into 2022 on stronger footing, and help us continue our joyful work of nurturing well rounded, courageous young people who can offer to our world. 

Organic Blueberry Fundraiser– Fall 2021

We sold 115 5lb boxes of organic blueberries from our trusted and much loved supplier at Denma Farms in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia!

We’ll be selling these delicious berries again in late winter/early spring!

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Woozles Shopping Event – November 2021

Did you know Woozles is Canada’s oldest children’s bookstore? We love supporting this independent children’s bookstore in Halifax! The school will receive 20% of most sales made between 5:30pm-9:00pm on November 24th, 2021 –both online AND in person. For online sales you can use the code Sham21. Come check out their new location at 6013 Shirley Street!

Thank you for dropping by the shop and placing online orders!

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Art For Your Heart: Art Card Fundraiser – December 2021

Each student from Pre-Primary to Grade 12 has created their own unique piece of art which will be turned into a beautiful greeting card, to be printed locally in Dartmouth! Each card will have the student’s art on the cover, their first name and grade printed on the back, and the inside will be blank. The cards are great for personal use, or make wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts! 

Art Card Artwork Link

Thanks you for your orders, Art Cards were sent home on Monday, December 13th, 2021