Fashion Show: It Takes A Village

sitelogo (1)The phrase “it takes a village” has become a popular one and it is no more applicable at our schools than for our charity Fashion Show. This event involves staff, students and parents from every grade and every division of the school but the goal of raising $60,000 in one wonderful night (Saturday, April 18) is only possible with a whole lot of generosity of time, talent and donations now.

This is where you, the “villager”, come in. You can be as involved as you want and we have many ways for you to participate.

Perhaps you have some spectacular big ticket item that you could contribute to our live auction? This could be something personal (eg: “a week at our hilltop cottage”) or have a connection to your business (eg: “a free product or service for your whole family”). We also have a very active silent auction where we love to have sports or concert tickets, gift baskets, appliances, gift certificates, furniture, any kind of services…if you’ve got it, we can use it! We also have room in our 350 swag bags for something from your business so if you would like some recognition in this way, let us know. Keep in mind that we also have 800 guests that night and are looking for food and drink donations. If you don’t think you have anything but want to help in obtaining donations, the parent committee would love to have you join them for their monthly meeting (next Thursday at 3:45).

Donations totalling $3000 or more will get recognition in the program, on the website and on the screen during the show. You can also purchase advertising for one or more of these media if you wish.

Tickets (another way to show your support) go on sale the first day after the March Break. The Fashion Show student executives are so inclusive that even if you haven’t seen anything yet that you can do, they will even accept a straight-up donation and as long as it is over $20, SickKids Foundation (one of the benefitting charities) has agreed to provide a tax receipt for you as well!

Please take the time to consider a way that you can help. There are 100 student models involved and at least that many student, staff and parent volunteers in our “village” who would love to have you take part. Send a message to, visit or simply hit “Leave a Reply” if you have any questions or if you have already decided on your contribution.

Chris Starkey
Administrative Principal
Mentor College / TEAM School

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