5 Great ways to Fundraise
There is a change happening in family homes, schools and communities across Australia.
Our children are thinking differently about the world we live in, taking it upon themselves to become eco-warriors.
To keep up with our socially-conscious kids, schools and community groups are changing the way they approach lesson structure – both inside and outside of the classroom.
One big change has been in fundraising, with many debating the ethics of children selling sugary treats to raise money, in an age of growing childhood obesity. It’s not about replacing one with the other, but finding balance and choice.
We’ve put together the below list of alternative, healthier fundraising options, to inspire your readers, in time for the start of the 2018 school year:
1. Sell packet seeds with Yates RAISE A PATCH – a fun and simple way for kids to raise much-needed funds for their school or community groups, while having fun in the garden and learning about healthy food choices. By selling seeds instead of sugar, school groups can make double their fundraising profit and have a positive impact on the community.
2. Host a used book drive, encouraging the community to donate used books, which are then sold on to raise funds – recycling and raising money all in one.
3. Get out in the fresh air and host a fun run or walk-a-thon. Or perhaps a sponsored walk to school day, ensuring active kids and parents, and contributing to a reduction in carbon emissions from the usually car-fuelled school run.
4. Organise a planting day, in pots, the school yard or a local community garden. Grow beautiful flowers, or delicious fruit and veg, while contributing to the local ecosystem. You could even sell Raise a Patch packet seeds to plant, making even more money for your cause.
5. Recycle unwanted electronics with a used tech amnesty. Some organisations have programs to buy back these unwanted items, some even take broken products – a great way to reduce landfill waste and raise money.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Yates RAISE A PATCH please visit our website.