2. Engraved Pavers or Bricks
For a fundraiser that contributes to the centre’s environment and connects with the community, engrave pavers or bricks with the names of your students.
What you will need: Choose a spot in the centre or playground that could use a pick-me-up and design your new pavement or wall.
How to collect donations: Ask for donations in exchange for a signature on one of the pavers or bricks. Most parents would love to see their child’s name publicly displayed and this fundraiser often has a high success rate.
Fundraising Tip: You can organise this fundraiser in celebration of a milestone, holiday or simply as a fun activity alongside a renovation.
3. Themed costume days
Themed costume and colour dress days are routine in Australian preschools. This is a chance for the children to dress like their favourite movie characters, superheroes, in a particular colour and anything else you (and they) can imagine.
What you will need: Pair your themed costume day with a charity cause or choose a costume theme that relates to a cause your centre supports.
How to collect donations: Ask for a gold coin donation on the day.
Fundraising tip: Have the children dress in a costume relating to the cause of your chosen charity.
4. Holiday stalls
Parents love it when their children bring home artwork, crafts and other goodies as gifts. If holidays or special celebrations are on the horizon, organise a gift stall and donate the profits to a charity.
What you will need: Choose gifts that aren’t too expensive for the school to purchase and that your parents will enjoy.
How to collect donations: After covering your costs, donate a percentage or all of your proceeds to charity.
Fundraising tip: To save on costs, you can purchase ornaments and have the children decorate them for sale.
5. Scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunts bring an exciting adventure to the centre and an opportunity for children to learn about world issues, such as child poverty.
What you will need: You’ll absolutely need something worth finding or a prize worth winning to get the children excited.
How to collect donations: Ask for a gold coin donation to participate in the scavenger hunt.
Fundraising tip: Choose a thrilling course around the centre that will get the children excited. You can also give the event a theme to add an extra layer of fun to the day.
Host a charity fundraising event at your preschool
Charity fundraising events aren’t just about supporting charities. They’re to teach the children about those less fortunate than them, and that there is a lot we can do to get involved and improve their quality of life.
So now you’re all set to plan, organise and host a charity fundraising event at your preschool. Have fun, and let us know how you go!
If you’d like to support disadvantaged children or help children affected by disasters and emergencies, consider partnering with ChildFund for your fundraising event. Learn more about fundraising with ChildFund and how to get started here.