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FUNDRAISING

To ensure that we can keep the cost of Christian education at a level that is financially accessible to everyone, Chatham Christian School actively fundraises each school year through various events.

In addition to providing the funds needed to cover operating costs, these events make it possible for parents, alumni and the broader community to come together in support of Christian Education.

Please give prayerful consideration as to how you can support Christian education. For more information about our fundraising initiatives, please contact the school office.

(new) LIFE

(new) LIFE: Here's how it works: We receive your donations of new or quality/gently used items and we sell them online to the greater Chatham-Kent area. So far, the majority of our sales have come from outside the Christian School community! When cleaning out your closets, toy rooms, kitchens, garages, etc., please donate these items to (new)LIFE. Item donations can be brought to the school or call the office at 519-352-4980 for more information. If you haven't already, join our Facebook group by clicking here!

T.R.I.P GIFT CARDS

T.R.I.P (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) is a Gift Card program that raises significant funds for Chatham Christian School. It harnesses the buying power of school supporters as everyday purchases can generate earnings for the school.

The main purpose of T.R.I.P. is to raise the necessary revenue for the annual needs of the Computer Operating Fund. This fund supports, maintains and updates the computer hardware and software in the classrooms and computer labs. It pays for everyday things like ink cartridges, Internet connectivity, software, licensing fees and a host of other things. This revenue has allowed us to remove these costs from the annual operating budget, which helps reduce tuition.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:

Bulk quantities of gift certificates & gift cards are purchased at a discount directly from the retailers. These certificates and gift cards are then sold to participating families at face value, with 60% of the discount passed on to the Computer Operating Fund and 40% towards a family in the form of a tuition credit, which is an incentive for families to participate. If you do not have children at the school but would still like to participate in this fundraiser you can chose to have your 40% go towards the purchase of gift cards. If the incentive is not required, 100% of the earnings can be kept with Chatham Christian School by designating the 40% to any of the following funds:

  • Computer Operating Fund
  • Tuition Assistance Fund (T.A.F.)
  • Mortgage Reduction Fund
  • Chatham District Christian Education Foundation (C.D.C.E.F.)
  • Library Fund
  • Transportation/Bus Fund
  • Special Education Fund
  • Playground Equipment Fund
  • General Wish List Fund

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Participation in T.R.I.P. is open to parents, grandparents, friends, school society members, donors, and anyone in the community who wishes to participate. All participants have the option to choose any family as the recipient of the tuition credits or designate all the earnings to Chatham Christian School.

WHEN & WHERE CAN GIFT CERTIFICATES AND CARDS BE PURCHASED?

Simply choose one of the methods below that work best for you:

Instant T.R.I.P.: Open at the school on Thursdays 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come in, purchase and receive the gift certificates and gift cards immediately. It will be announced when Instant T.R.I.P. is open additional hours. (i.e Christmas holidays, Membership meetings, etc.)

Preorders: Drop off your order with payment, in the school office by Wednesday a.m. Order will be sent home with student on Thursday or held in the office for pickup depending on how your account is setup. Your order will be ready for pickup anytime after Thursday noon. Pick up your order any day during school hours or at Instant T.R.I.P.

Weekly Standing Order: Drop off your Weekly Standing Order with post dated cheques for number of chosen weeks, in the school office by Wednesday a.m. With the Weekly Standing Order, you can submit once a form and weekly receive your order rather than completing a form every week. Items will be sent home with student on Thursday or held in the office for pickup depending on how your account is setup.

Email: order to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Your order will be ready for pickup anytime after Thursday noon. Pick up your order any day during school hours. It does not have to be Thursday. Payment is required when picking up the order.

Fax: your order to 352-4980 “Attention T.R.I.P.” by Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Your order will be ready for pickup anytime after Thursday noon. Pick up your order any day during school hours. It does not have to be Thursday. Payment is required when picking up the order.

School Family: Put your order in through another school family that lives nearby.

School Functions: Every effort will be made to have Instant T.R.I.P. available at all major school functions such as; Bazaar, Christmas Program, Fine Arts Evening, Grandparents Day, New Family Evening, September Barbecue, etc….

WHERE CAN YOU SHOP?

Certificates and gift cards are available for groceries, gas, drug stores, shoes, books, clothing, sports, toys, paint & wallpaper, restaurants, etc. See the order form for the full listing.

PARTICIPATION IS IMPORTANT! The more participants we have, the more successful this program will be. Just think … every time you make everyday purchases, dollars are generated for the school. It requires very little effort and benefits the school tremendously.

BAZAAR

Every year Chatham Christian School organizes a Fall/Christmas Bazaar which features crafts and baked goods, Christmas wreaths and swags, a silent auction, a live auction, games for the kids, and dinner. It is THE social event of the year. Contact the school if you would like to volunteer, donate, participate, or would like more information 519-352-4980.

The annual Fall/Christmas Bazaar will be held annually in November, starting at 4:30pm. Check our calendar for more details

 

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