Fundraising


Donations

Thank you for supporting Shambhala School. Your generosity helps provide scholarship money for students and helps us maintain our over one hundred year old building. This support help us continue our joyful work of nurturing well rounded, courageous young people. 

Annual Giving Campaign

 
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.

How to make a donation to Shambhala School

We have three easy ways for you to offer a tax deductible gift to Shambhala School during our Annual Giving Campaign or at any time of year:

By e-transfer: send to [email protected] and enter “donation” in comment field. Please use the security question: “school” 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. Please let us know to expect your donation by emailing [email protected]

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

Scholarship Fund

Each year, our Admissions team hears from more and more families who are looking for what we offer. Not all of them can afford our tuition, which we need in order to pay our staff a living wage and pay our expenses.  We are grateful for the donors who have stepped forward to sponsor student tuition, be it funds that go towards the general scholarship fund, sponsorship of an individual student, or funds towards our One Ocean Diversity Scholarship.

If you are interested in providing scholarship support please reach out to us at [email protected] The need to cultivate the mind and the heart is important now, and will only grow in the coming years.

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.

2022/2023 Fundraisers 

Giving Tuesday – November 29th, 2022

Thank you to everyone who gave to Shambhala School on Giving Tuesday. Our participation in this global day of giving was just the beginning of a season of giving. This year Shambhala School’s goal for Giving Tuesday was to raise funds to put towards increasing the diversity of our books used for classroom curriculum and in our classroom libraries.
 
Thank you for the donations of approximately $300 dollars and additional donations of books.
 

Shopping Night at Woozles – Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

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 22nd, 2022 –both online (using code SHAM22) and in person at 6013 Shirley Street.

This year we raised approximately $400 which we’ve put towards purchasing over 40 new books for our Grade 4-6 students and to support our participation in the Woozles Battle of the Books.

Shambhala School Tea Towels

These unique keepsakes of our year together have become a Shambhala School tradition. This year we offered two tea towels options:

– Pre-Primary and Elementary School – featuring Pre-Primary and Primary handprints and Grade 1 to Grade 5 self portraits

– Upper School –  featuring Grade 6 to Grade 12 self portraits 
Orders for these one-of-a-kind Shambhala School tea towels for $20 each were due by Thursday, November 10th. The tea towels were sent home with students on Thursday, December 1st. We are pleased to have raised approximately $1,000 from this fundraiser.

Nourish Your Roots Food Boxes

This fall we participated in the Nourish Your Roots fundraiser in support of healthy food initiatives at our school.  During the first week of November we sold 30 Nourish Your Roots boxes containing 8-10 items (20-25 lbs) of fresh seasonal produce from Elmridge farm to our school community! This raised just over $200. Participating families indicated that they were very pleased with the quality of the produce and we look forward to participating in this initiative again next year.

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2021/2022 Fundraisers

Organic Blueberry Fundraiser– Fall 2021 and Feb 2022

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

Woozles Shopping Event – November 24th, 2021

We hosted our annual shopping night for Shambhala School at Woozles and raised $440!

Art For Your Heart: Art Card Fundraiser – December 2021

Each student from Pre-Primary to Grade 12 created their own unique piece of art which was turned into a beautiful greeting card and printed locally in Dartmouth! The cards are great for personal use, or make wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts! Thanks you for your orders, Art Cards were sent home on Monday, December 13th, 2021