2021/2022 FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES


Total Fundraising Goal: $6000

Cordova Bay Preschool has served the Cordova Bay, Elk Lake and surrounding community since 1949, it offers a quality parent participation preschool experience.  The school is a registered non-profit organization.  Co-operative preschools are administered and maintained by the parents who assist under the guidance of our Early Childhood Educators.

Fundraising is an important part of our School as it allows us to maintain a reasonable fee schedule, enabling more families to participate in the rich, exciting learning experience of co-operative education.  Participation in a co-op affords both children and parents unique opportunities to share in the magic and laughter of preschool.

Below is a listing of initiatives that you – as a preschool family or the local community – can support:

Mabel’s Labels: all year round

We have an active, school-year-long fundraising campaign with Mabel’s Labels. For every purchase from Mabel’s Labels the preschool earns 20% on the total spent! These labels come in very handy as you prepare and label your children’s belongings for the preschool year and later as they transition into elementary school as well. Mabel’s Labels also offers a variety of new products like Christmas Ornaments so see if they have something that speaks to you.

  • Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and choose “Cordova Bay Preschool (Victoria)” from the School/Organization list. or

  • Visit mabelslabels.com, press the “Support A Fundraiser” button and choose “your organization” from the list.

  • Cost to school: $0 and the school earns 20% of all sales

Night of Lights at Hillside Centre: Cancelled this year

Our preschool has taken part in the Hillside’s annual Night of Lights fundraiser for a few years now and it is a fun night of shopping, appetizers, beverages, entertainment, fabulous door prizes, exclusive retailer’s specials and tons of fun!

• Cost to school: $0 and can earn over $2000

Peninsula Co-op Membership: all year round

Our preschool has an active membership with Peninsula Co-op and participating Save-On Gas locations.

Simply use the membership number whenever you make purchases from Peninsula Co-op.  At the end of the year, our Preschool will earn a rebate, based on the dollar amount of purchases our preschool families have made throughout the year.

• When making the purchase just provide the school’s co-op number of: 12838

• Cost to school: $0 and no limit on amount school can earn

• Anyone (family, friends, grandparents, etc.) can use the membership number

Purdy’s Chocolates: Christmas and Easter campaigns

Purdy’s chocolates are crafted in Canada with premium-quality ingredients and 100% sustainable cocoa. Order online and have chocolates delivered to the preschool for pick-up.

  • Campaign orders between $100 and $499.99 get a 5% profit cheque
  • Campaign orders between $500 and $749.99 get a 10% profit cheque
  • Campaign orders between $750 and $999.99 get a 20% profit cheque
  • Campaign orders $1,000 and above get a 25% profit cheque

• Cost to school: $0, opportunity for 5-25% profit from sales

Bottle Depot: year around

When taking your items to The Bottle Depot locations (Glanford, Quadra or Downtown) just mention “Cordova Bay Preschool” at drop off and the refund return will 100% go to the preschool.

We also host “No Sort” Bottle Drives two to three times each year. Bottles are collected in Mega-Bins at the Preschool and taken to the Bottle Depot for sorting by their staff.  We earn 80% of the total value of unsorted bottles.  Typical schedule for bottle drives is October, January & March.

• Cost to school: $0 and no limit on the amount school can earn.

Holiday Plant Sales:  Christmas Season

We have partnered with Hilltop Greenhouses Ltd. who supply Premium Quality Poinsettias and Planters as part of their Christmas Fundraiser program. They are Island Owned and Operated for close to 50 years! All of their plants are grown from seed or cuttings right here on Vancouver Island.

• Cost to school: $0   Ability to set our own prices to maximize potential profit.

Canada Helps:

Cordova Bay Preschool is a registered charity and we have partnered with CanadaHelps.org to make it easy to donate to our preschool. Please click on the link below to make a donation now:

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!