Plan a Party - Make the World Better With a Sweater

Plan a Party

It's clear this little boy is no Scrooge! Start Making the World Better with a Sweater on our easy-to-use and Fun fundraising site.

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'Tis the season for doing good and having fun!
Make the World Better with a Sweater is a woolly wonderful way to do both. On National Sweater Day (Friday, December 12), ask your friends and family to wear their most festive holiday sweaters, donate $5 to Save the Children and spread the holiday joy! Together, with sweaters, we can make the world a better place transforming children's lives and the future we all share.

It's As Easy as Kissing Under the Mistletoe

Father and Daughter in ugly holiday sweaters
Wear a Sweater

Invite family and friends to wear festive holiday sweaters at your event

Four people in ugly holiday sweaters
Donate $5

Ask everyone to chip in $5 or more to Save the Children.

Two women taking a selfie
Spread the Joy

Take festive photos and share them on your favorite social network using the hashtag #Elfie

Phone Sweater
Make a Phone Sweater

Get in the sweater spirit and use this knitting pattern, provided by Vogue Knitting, to make a fun and festive sweater for your phone!

Sweater Garland
Make a Sweater Garland

Use this knitting pattern, provided by Vogue Knitting to add décor to your holiday with this sweater garland.

Two women taking a selfie
Jingle All the Way!

With your easy-to-use personal fundraising site, donations for kids in need will jingle all the way to the bank.

Make the World Better with a Sweater
"How To" Guide

  • Set Your Date

    Confirm Friday, December 12 (or another convenient date) to host celebrations.

  • Sign Up Your Event

    It’s quick and easy. Simply visit our "Friends Asking Friends" where you can create your own personalized fundraising webpage.

  • Spread the Word

    Promote your Make the World Better with a Sweater celebration on your website or through social media. Take some selfies while wearing your sweater and post using #Elfie!

  • Add Some Holiday Spirit

    There are loads more ways to have some fuzzy fun and fundraise on Sweater Day. Here are a few of our favorites.

    • Silly Sweater Contest

      At the party, have a contest for creating the silliest sweater, and agree that you’ll wear it for the day if they hit their fundraising target.

    • Caroling or Karaoke

      Give friends and family the chance to sing their hearts out to some holiday hits. Get everyone to perform in their sweaters. Don’t forget to take a video and tag it #Elfie. You could be the next YouTube sensation!

    • Hostess with the Mostess

      Collect spare sweaters and pick up some decorations for any forgetful guests.

A Message from Scrooge

(Don’t tell our lawyer we called her that):

Save the Children is obligated to say
Whatever you do on your Sweater Day
Please be safe, not even a chafe
And don’t ruin your fun Holiday
Save the Children cannot accept liability
For any loss, damage or injury as a result of frivolity
If you’re fundraising for us, please don’t make a fuss.
Just be careful and act with responsibility.

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