Deck the halls with your very own A Very Shekinah Christmas: 12 Days of Christmas edition!

Our fundraiser has officially closed, but please scroll down to check out the final tally, keep up on the stretch goals from the staff, and discover a few other odds and ends.

Join the Shekinah staff, board members, and various Friends of Shekinah in 12 days of video, music, song, and stories. There may also be some of what Sue's Mom calls dummheit*, but it will be meant in the very best use of the word.

Welcome to Shekinah's 12 Day's of Christmas! Thanks for joining us. You'll find each day's video below. Watch Day 1 then keep tuning in, right up to Christmas Eve, for our big finale.

In the spirit of transparency - which is like the Spirit of Christmas Past, but different - this is a fundraiser for Shekinah; however, we believe that giving can be fun, and we'll do our best to make it so.

Shekinah, like all places that depend on feeding big groups of people for its livelihood, has had a tough go in 2020; however, we're looking towards the hope that Christmas brings.

In addition to our daily video, check out our official judge - and future Shekinah camper - Finnegan as he keeps us updated on how the fundraiser is going. He'll give us updates as we hit big milestones and, like all judges, will update things in his own way.

Those milestones, by the way, will trigger some fun at $10,000, $20,000, $30,000, $40,000 and $50,000. Well, fun for you. Not so much for us.

*_Dummheit _is a Low German word that means - at its worst - stupidity. At its best, it means silliness, which is how we mean it. Sorry, Sue's Mom. Hey, we can all use a little dummheit in these unusual times.

Judge Finnegan

Judge Finnegan already tracking giving.

Major Update - Giving Reaches $10,000!

Finnegan has been going over the books and has decided that you have officially given $10,000! We thank you deeply, as we know Christmas is around the corner and much of your discretionary spending is already spoken for. Thank You!

As Shekinah has hit its first "Stretch" goal, Finnegan has released an update on the fundraising progress.

Raising $10,000 also triggers "Eat or Yeet". Craig, Hamilton and Ron each ate some pudding. Two puddings were delicious. One not so much. In fact, the one caused a rush to a convenient ... uh, receptacle.

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/oDIjeaqP2u0

Major Update - Giving Reaches $20,000!

Finnegan has taken another look at the books and has decided that your giving has officially reached the $20,000 Mark! Thank You so much for your support of Shekinah's mission!

As Shekinah has hit its second "Stretch" goal, Finnegan has released another update on the fundraising progress.

Raising $20,000 also triggers "Sue's Wild Ride" down Quill Hill. Sue's not a big fan of speed. Or danger. Or the cold. Watch her take on all three!

We will provide video of this momentous event, but we foolishly allowed our camera crew to take time off over Christmas! The video will happen, though. Stay tuned.

Major Update - Total Giving Reaches $47,000!

Judge Finnegan has been keeping a close eye on donations, making sure the staff at Shekinah aren't pulling any shenanigans - or, as he calls them, "Finnanigans" - or playing fast-and-loose with the numbers. Donations and pledges came in fast and furious at the end of December, and Finn had to wait for the dust to settle and for his super duper accounting program to cool down.

According to the Judge's final tally, which is currently un-audited-but-accurate, this fundraiser blew past the $30,000 and $40,000 marks and has hit $47,000! As such, the Judge has officially released his final update.

The fundraiser fell just shy of our $50,000 goal. Thank you all for your generous donations. Check back here in a while, as we will be releasing videos showing our stretch goals.

**A Very Shekinah Christmas: Day 12 (The Music Concert)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/2HJz5dxZqa8

**A Very Shekinah Christmas: Day 11 (The Address)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/M1_fnYuHD5A

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 10 (The Sled)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/zRBOtao0bVo

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 9 (Respect)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/YI_HxXlgahI

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 8 (The Peppernut|)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/vCl8XnsRA9Y

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 7 (Counsellors Reminisce)

Link Not Working? Go to our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/2OwyOm8Jjqo

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 6 (Campfire)

Link Not Working? Go to our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/3tKYIMuGGA0

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 5 (Board Wishes)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/om6y4Q4714k

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 4 (Resilience)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/0EEd6-CdsgU

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 3 (Kwanza? Nope. Quinzee!)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/S3cdZFPh4o8

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 2 (In The Beginning)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/lHtwaoHqcII

A Very Shekinah Christmas - Day 1 (The Problem)

Link Not Working? Go to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/DpTxkLL-5Vw

Send us a message

Other ways to reach us