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Show Me the Money

FUNDRAISING

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Getting Started

Schools are often on the look-out for creative ways to make money; however, selling chocolate bars, cookie dough, candy, etc. sends the wrong message to students. Believe it or not, schools can earn money and send consistent, positive health messages, support classroom lessons and promote health to students and their families. Earn this badge by switching to non-food or nutritious food only fundraisers!

Steps To Earn This Badge

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Step 1 - Ask the Students

Ask students what they think about how money is made at school. Is there a better way to do fundraising? What non-food activities and events could they do to make money? What about the food items being sold? Are there nutritious foods they could sell?

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Step 2 - Start a Conversation

Talk with parents and those who run fundraisers, to see if they would support ‘healthier’ fundraising. Make the case for non-food (or nutritious food) fundraisers using the Tools and Helpful Links for this badge.

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Step 3 - Do a Nutrition Checkup

Check out the ideas in the Helpful Links and commit to only using non-food or nutritious foods for fundraising. Follow the Tips for Fundraising (see Tools) when selecting your next fundraising activity or event. These tips must be followed to earn this badge!

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Step 4 - Make it Fun

Now that you have made the commitment to non-food (or nutritious food) fundraisers, it’s time to have some fun and make your fundraiser a success! Choose from the activities below or come up with your own creative idea(s)!

Badge Inspiration

  • Innovative and inspirational ideas submitted from schools across the province!
  • Ask students to come up with a plan to promote the fundraising event or activity in a fun and interactive way with the school (e.g. skits at parent events, creative signs)
  • Let the school community know about the switch to healthy fundraisers and why it’s important through the school newsletter
  • Have a fundraising ‘’thermometer’’ that shows the progress towards your fundraising goal. Celebrate when you reach certain goals.
  • Use the school’s social media to advertise fundraising events
  • Take pictures of your fundraising event or items for sale to help promote next year’s event