There are many ways you can contribute to our school’s success, and make a difference for our school and our students. In our school, this can include providing in-kind donations, contributing cash and lending expertise and technical knowledge. Connect with our principal on what may be appropriate. For more information on ways to give to CBE, visit Donate ​on the CBE website.​​​

Fundraisers & Donations

Fundraising Activities at AFS

Fundraising is so important for our school and school community. See below for our current fundraisers.

FundScrip Gift Cards

FundScrip is a fundraising program where you can donate to our school simply by purchasing gift cards for your everyday shopping (i.e. groceries, gas, gifts and household items). When you purchase a $100 grocery gift card, you receive the $100 card, but in addition, a percentage is donated to our fundraising campaign which goes toward supporting our school programming, artist residencies, technology, sports and more. There are over 250 retailers across Canada to choose from.

For 2023, the Alexander Ferguson Elementary Parent Council is running an online, ongoing campaign. You order online through FundScrip, and the cards will be delivered directly to the address of your choice anywhere in Canada. No paper forms or school pickup dates! Order anytime and as often as you'd like throughout the year.

How to order:  

  1. Visit FundScrip website and click Support a Group:
  2. Enter Alexander Ferguson’s Group Invitation Code PX72UB
  3. If you ordered previously, you may already have an account. If not, create an account.
  4. Shop Cards, Checkout, Review and Place Order.
  5. Pay by credit card or EFT. Orders can be shipped directly to an address of your choice. If there are shipping fees, these will be added at checkout.
  6. Order as many times as you like during the year.

Your family and friends across Canada can support our school too, with gift card orders being delivered right to their door! Share this link with them:

For questions please contact

Skip the Depot is a bottle drive fundraiser providing pick up right from your house and proceeds go towards our school fundraising account. 

Skip The Depot AFES

More information on guidelines for school-based fundraising is available on the CBE website.

Mabel’s Labels

Our school fundraising with Mabel’s Labels! If you’re not familiar with Mabel’s Labels, they are personalized, durable, waterproof labels. They are great for everything from shoes, clothing tags, water bottles and backpacks. You can customize them with your name and a design, and they are dishwasher, laundry, and microwave safe.

Mabel’s Labels also offers clothing stamps, silicone bands for water bottles and medical alert labels. This is a great way to ensure your items don’t end up in the lost & found or mixed up. To support our fundraiser, visit and select ALEXANDER FERGUSON ELEMENTARY. You can pick out whatever labels or product you want, and it will ship for free directly to your house! Thank you for supporting us! Click here to access their website.

Education Matters 

To make a general donation to Alexander Ferguson and receive a tax receipt please go to the Alexander Ferguson page on the Education Matters website. For more information about Education Matters please check out their home page

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​​​Donating to Our School

Ways to give to our school include:

Monetary (cash) donation

  • I wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
    • Visit the EducationMatters online donation webpage to make a donation. (Preferred donation method)
    • Write a cheque payable to EducationMatters  (all one word) and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school or mail it to: EducationMatters, 1221 8 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 0L4
  • I do not wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation
    • ​Write a cheque made payable to Calgary Board of Education  and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school.

In-kind donations of school supplies or equipment 

  • Please complete this form | In-kind Donations Form
    If you have multiple items in different categories, please fill out the form for each item. This will help us to process your offer more efficiently.

Thank you for thinking of our school!​