THE 2020 FUNDRAISING PACK IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Join schools and groups all across the US to match 1 penny for every child receiving a hot, nutritious meal from Feed the Hungry (It’s a little over 275,000, but that seems like a great pace to start!)
The 270,000 thousand penny challenge happens during the month of March (but feel free to choose a month convenient to your school calendar).
Your school or group can join the fun by helping collectively gather what equates to 275,000 pennies all across the US. That will provide over 13,750 more meals for kids receiving food from FTH!
If your group/class wants to participate, send us an e-mail and we can send you some resources!
Check out these ideas, from easy to hard, to help you create your own one-of-a-kind fundraiser!
Here are some ideas that are quick and don't require a lot of prep work.
These ideas require more prep work and manpower.
Here's some ideas that are more involved, but may have a greater impact!
Tea and Coffee "Cafe": Set up your own open house cafe in your class or where your group meets. Offer coffee, tea, lemonade, or hot chocolate to other staff and parents dropping off students or invite the community.
Dress Down Day: Could your school or workplace relax its dress code for a good cause? $1 buys a special "pass" for a special dress down day!
Shave Your Head: Are you willing to lose your luscious locks for a good cause? We bet people will pay to see that!
Social Media Share: Why not share your ideas and project on Social Media platforms? CONNECT WITH US and tag us in your own stories and posts about your projects. Awareness is essential, and you'll be surprised how much support you can raise when people experience your passion!
Local Restaurant Give Back Night: Contact your favorite local restaurant to find out about their community give back nights. Fill out some paperwork for them, invite friends to dine out on a specified night and enjoy a meal in the process. HERE is a list we found of popular restaurants that might participate!
Local Business Match: Contact friends and family who own businesses and see if they will match the financial goal set by you and your students! It's possible to double or even triple what your group raises with just a phone call to the right person!
Give When You Shop: Did you know your purchases through Amazon Smile could actually benefit Feed the Hungry? Begin at smile.amazon.com and set LESEA GLOBAL FEED THE HUNGRY, INC. as your charity of choice. A % of qualifying purchases automatically gets sent directly to Feed the Hungry!
Orange Out: Get your whole school on board by hosting an ORANGE OUT! Invite everyone to wear Feed The Hungry Orange and bring in donations to support the cause. Take it a step further and sell our Love Your Neighbor T-Shirts to wear to the Orange Out!
Talent Show: Perhaps you could host a school-wide talent show, sell tickets, and invite friends and family!
Garage Sale: Collect gently used items and host a "donation only" garage or school parking lot sale. No need to price items - let the buyer take what they want and leave what they can.
Something-A-Thon: Like books? Host a Read-a-Thon! Enjoy biking? Plan a Bike-a-Thon. Pick a favorite activity and turn it into a Something-a-Thon! Ask for sponsors to give money toward set goals, such as how many minutes you can jump rope or how many miles you can run!
Sell Flowers: Have a green thumb? Got a wonderful bunch of flowers you could sell? Roses on Valentines Day or bouquets for Mother's Day might be just what someone else will buy!
Raffle: Gather some prizes, perhaps get some local business involved, sell raffle tickets, and announce the winners!
Video Game Fun: Host a knock-out video game tournament for friends. Ask for a donation per entry and award the winner a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies!
Workplace Matching: Check to see if your place of employment honors workplace matching gifts or has a foundation set up to match gifts by their employees. Often a little paperwork or a short application is all it takes to double the impact of your gift.
Birthday Bash: Instead of asking for presents for your Birthday, ask for donations to be given to Feed the Hungry. Creating a Birthday Fundraiser through Facebook Fundraisers is a great way to spread the word and help kids in need. Make sure you choose LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry, Inc. as your nonprofit of choice!
Create a Video: Grab your phone, a couple of great video editing apps, and let your class tell the story! Costumes and kid written scripts are a must!
Eat Less: Live in the shoes of some of the world's hungriest children: skip a meal for a day, or even a few days! Or try eating only 1 small, cup sized portion of rice for lunch. Record your feelings and share with friends and family how it felt. Ask them to support the cause!
Art Books for Sale: Partner with your art teacher to have students create drawings, paintings, and other projects. Snap pictures of the work, upload to a photo book creation site, and take orders for copies - proceeds to benefit your project.
Sky Dive for a Good Cause: Check it off the bucket list and use it as a promotion for your project! Share the pics and videos or ask for donations to ensure you actually jump out of the plane!
Host a Project-Based Learning Open House: Plan ahead to host a project-based learning fair at the close of your project. Showcase individual, group, or class projects related to the country or issues you studied!
Off-Campus Fundraiser/Community Awareness: Work with a local organization or business to forge a partnership during the project. Will they donate matching funds? Will they let you showcase your project at their shop on a weekend? Can you ask employees for donations?