On this page you will find suggestions to spark your fundraising ideas, but don’t be afraid to get creative! In the past, A Spring of Hope school chapters have teamed up with local businesses to collect a percentage of sales, they have held bake sales and walk-a-thons, raised donations from friends and family, collected change in buckets, and even sponsored a toilet queue to raise awareness about the global sanitation crisis.
On the Resources page, you will find graphics and information that you can share online, download, and print out for your displays and events. Like our Student Philanthropy Facebook Page and share your ideas and the results of your efforts with other students. Have fun knowing that the ultimate reward is more than just a trip, it is bringing water to less fortunate children at Mothaileng Primary School in South Africa. PRACTICE UBUNTU!
Walk, run, skip, spin, ski, skate, swim rollerblade, dance, yoga… you get the idea! Use your favorite sport or activity to collect donations and pledges. For example, include your community in a walk-a-thon to benefit the children in Africa. Each step representing the miles walked by the average African to retrieve water, a Walk-a-thon is an excellent way to raise awareness and funds. If the event event is on campus, have the participants keep track of their number of laps on a card. Have a friend DJ and give out prizes to those who walk more than so many laps.
Organize a spelling, geography, math, chemistry or other specialized subject bee. Create a list of words or equations of increasing difficulty and collect donations from participants and spectators.
Whether it’s your school band, dance class or choir, a group of friends or local talent – donate your time by performing a benefit concert! Have your school band or a friend’s band put on a show after school or during the weekend. Recruit all of your friends to prepare food and decorate your venue of choice. Be creative and have fun!
Past Student Fundraising Displays