Educators and Students

Help us Create a Brighter Future for Children Around the World

Students all over the world make a difference in the lives of children simply by participating in one of the following and sending the proceeds to Save the Children. Download the School Fundraising Toolkit to find out how. Have a Hat Day at School: Many schools have a “no-hat” policy; ask school administrators to select a day where students can give a donation to be able to wear a hat to school.Conduct a “Change for Children” week or month long event — use empty jugs or containers to collect the change of both students and school staff. Try to get local organizations to match the donation. Homeroom classes can even compete which class can raise the most money.

  • Host an Ice Cream Social
  • Collect bottles and cans that have a redemption value and donate the money redeemed.Host an “A-Thon” where students raise money for running, walking, reading, dancing, etc.
  • Have a school-wide dress down day — students and faculty can dress down for a fee.
  • Have students sign up to do extra chores at home to raise money.
  • Challenge other schools to match or beat the donations your school raises.
  • Put a donation box in your school’s library and encourage students to borrow from the library rather than buy from a bookstore. Then donate the savings!
  • Ask for donations at a school dance or sporting event in lieu of admission.
  • Host a pancake or spaghetti dinner for family and faculty

Learn How Other Kids are Helping

These personal stories will inspire and amaze you:

Rock 'n' Roll Raises Money for Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Students Save Pennies to Save Newborns

Real Change is Possible

And you’re helping us achieve it. Your donation will support our work around the world to build schools and train teachers so that even more children have a chance for a better future. And in the U.S. you can help us reach children living in rural poverty with literacy and nutrition programs.

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