Walk-A-thons, Bike-A-thons, Run-A-thons, Jump-A-thons are simple events that have a two-fold purpose. 1. raise money and 2. get kids active while having fun. Download a kit of sample materials to run your next event. (Pledge sheet, parent letter, business sponsorship, and sample rules for the event).
So you want to learn how to “bag the junk” at your school? Then check out Bag the Junk website which is an informational website to support the NEA Health Information Network’s Healthier School Food Advocacy project. The goal of our website is to educate school employees and other members of the school community about the effects of selling unhealthy snack foods and beverages to kids in schools, and how to do something about it.
A Fresh Look at Healthy Fundraisers for Schools Report
Healthy Non-Food Rewards and Fundraisers Healthy food or non-food fundraisers enable schools to send consistent, positive health messages, reinforce classroom education and contribute to student health. Active fundraisers go even further, providing students and families with opportunities and positive reinforcement for increasing physical activity.
Healthy food and no-food fundraisers enable schools to send consistent messages regarding good nutrition.
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Alternative Fundraisers to Unhealthy Food.
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Looking for alternative fundraisers to unhealthy food? Here are some ideas for fundraising not associated with food. Children in Balance created this list and they have designed and implemented in- and after-school curricula, planning guides, and toolkits to assist parents, teachers, pediatricians and community leaders in creating an environment that promotes healthy eating and active living.
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Donors Choose is a site designed for teachers. It states, “Teachers ask. You choose.” DonorsChoose.org makes it easy to help classrooms in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests which range from pencils for poetry to microscopes for mitochondria, according to their website. The mission: DonorsChoose.org engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable and personal way to address educational inequity. Donors can browse the requests in a digital database and make a contribution, with the option of giving an additional donation to DonorsChoose. The extra donations cover the operating expenses for the nonprofit company. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose delivers the materials to the school.
Members of a parent-teacher group register their school on Schoola.com and find local merchants to partner with. Schoola, a for-profit company, provides the platform for parents and vendors to negotiate deals and discounts, including the percentage of funds that go to the school with each purchase. Parents then print out a coupon and bring it to the vendor when they are buying goods or services. Schoola takes 15 percent of the total revenue generated for a school.
AdoptAClassroom.org partners donors with teachers so you can have funds to purchase critical resources and materials for your classroom. By registering, your classroom will be posted on the AdoptAClassroom.org website available for donors to select. When adopted, you will have full discretion to purchase items that meet your unique classroom needs.