Every 9 Seconds

Every 9 Seconds

Lurana Shelter Society is proud to announce the launch of their student engagement initiative, ‘EVERY 9 SECONDS.’ For the month of November, we are activating our EVERY 9 SECONDS campaign, to shine a light on the statistic that every nine seconds a woman in Canada is abused. 

All local K-12 schools are invited to participate in student led fundraising projects that help to create awareness, support, and more importantly HOPE, for the women, men, and children of our city fleeing domestic violence.

Last year, a pilot project of this student engagement initiative took place between Nellie Carlson School and Lurana Shelter Society and it was a huge success. Nellie Carlson students chose to host a school wide fundraiser where they asked students and their families/guardians to donate $9 for the month of November in support of Lurana Shelter Society.

Nellie Carlson students, along with the support of their Principal, teaching staff, and parents/guardians also developed fundraising opportunities within the school including a movie night, designed and sold t-shirts, hosted hot lunch programs, etc.

Nellie Carlson School then wrapped up their Every 9 Seconds fundraising campaign celebrating their $1,661.30 raised with a Mini WE Day hosted at their school!

Your school or classroom’s participation provides the following opportunities for students:

  • Foster a sense of social responsibility to help end domestic violence in our community and that each individual student, classroom, and school’s support makes a significant impact.
  • Cultivate hope, community, and meaningful change.
  • Profile the work of students, a classroom, or a school.
  • Increase students’ confidence and build on communication, decision making and leadership skills.
  • Students will learn how to become a change makers, what it means to be a good person and citizen as well as how to collaborate and make a difference.

Fundraising Timeline

Applications are now open and due October 30, 2019.

Schools and classrooms are asked to fundraise during the month of November
(November 1 to November 30) as it is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta.

Schools and classrooms have the option to fundraise for the entire month of November, or parts of November (for example, one week or two weeks) pending the resources and capacity of each individual school and classroom.

How to Register Your School

Step 1: Decide how your school or classroom will fundraise and set a realistic fundraising goal and budget (if applicable). Please refer to the Fundraising Ideas section to help get the brainstorming started!

Step 2: Fill out the online registration form

Step 3: Once you have submitted your online registration form, please wait for approval from Lurana Shelter Society before you begin promoting your fundraising event and or initiatives. Approval takes approximately 1-3 business days.

Step 4: Plan and host your fundraising event or initiative.

Step 5: After your fundraising event or initiative is over, please ensure all funds are collected. Then connect with Gail Spenst, Fund Development Coordinator, [email protected] to arrange for the funds to be picked up, dropped off or to schedule a cheque presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you so much for participating in the launch of this student engagement initiative, EVERY 9 SECONDS, on behalf of Lurana Shelter Society. Below, is some additional information that may be helpful to you to ensure your fundraising event or initiative is a success!

Who do we make cheques payable to?

All donations received via cheque are made payable to “Lurana Shelter Society.”

How soon after the event should funds be delivered to Lurana Shelter Society?

We kindly ask that all funds be delivered to Lurana Shelter Society within 30 business days post-event.

Does Lurana Shelter Society issue tax receipts?

Yes we do. Tax receipts will be issued for individual donations of $20 or more in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

What kinds of donations are most needed?

Lurana Shelter Society is asking for cash donations or gift cards such as those from grocery stores, gas stations, Wal-Mart, or pharmacies.


All cash donations directly support the operation of our 32 bed shelter and its associated programs https://www.luranashelter.com/programs/ . Gift Card donations are provided directly to our clients and give them the gift of choice, something that many of those who use the shelter program don’t have.


Please contact Gail Spenst, Fund Development Coordinator, [email protected] for more information on current donation needs.

Fundraising Ideas

Themed Days

  • Pyjama day
  • Crafts Day
  • Family Fun Day
  • Popcorn Fundraiser

Social Events

  • Parents Night Out
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Movie Night
  • Karaoke Night
  • Pancake Breakfast


  • Obstacle course event
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Balloon Pop Party
  • Jellybean Count
  • Snowman Building Competition


  • Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
  • Board Game Tournament
  • Indoor Bike A Thon
  • Video Game Marathon


  • Cupcake Decorating
  • Penny Drive
  • Book Sale
  • Art Sale
  • Silent Auction
  • Bottle Drive
  • Clothing Drive
  • Concession Stand

Register Your School


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