Here are some examples of fundraisers which have been organized in schools by teachers or students. These ideas may give you the inspiration you need to organise your own event or activity.
A member of the Zoé4life team would be happy to meet teachers or students who would like to set up a fundraiser. We frequently present the charity to classes, so the students understand what we do. This is also a way of discussing with them their fundraising plan as well as explaining to them what the funds will be used for at Zoé4life.
A Christmas market or fair, with for example, sales of arts and crafts, or pastries and cakes.
A race or walk, where children get sponsored for each kilometre, or a sponsored spelling bee.
Oragnize a play or a show held by the students where the admission fee is a donation to Zoé4life.
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Some teachers choose to support the charity through school work:
- During recess, a sale of bread rolls and chocolate bars was organised by one class with their teacher. The students learned how to manage a budget and keep stock of the items, and also about sales and setting a schedule to organise the roster so they all took turns selling.
- One class grew vegetables. They took care of them for months and then sold them at the market, with the funds raised going to Zoé4life. They had also studied what Zoé4life does, so that they were able to answer their customers’ questions.
- A 10-session endurance training program was set up by one teacher for his students. This was in order to prepare them for the 4km of Lausanne race. The class also set up a sponsorship system.
- In one school, a traditional Christmas carol event takes place every year. The school collected donations during the event through a soup sale.
- One class attended Zoé4life’s annual event Day4life. They had all learned and practiced a song in class and during the event came on stage to sing it to the audience.
- 3 young uni-hockey coaches organized a course for their students. This was done during Zoé4life’s Move4life event in order to raise funds.
For each of these activities and events, a member of the Zoé4life team can meet with the students and teachers at their school. We can explain to them what the charity does, so that they have a better understanding about what they are contributing to.