Healthy and Active Non-Food Rewards
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How many fundraisers does your school do each year? Fundraisers provide money for a variety of school improvements, student scholarships, equipment and other activities not covered by the school’s budget. Healthy fundraising is a public demonstration of your school’s commitment to promoting healthy, consistent behaviors among students, families, and communities at large while helping your school meet financial needs.
Activities such as these help students explore…
Social Awareness: Thinking differently about fundraising and exploring non-food options can be a fun way to raise money for important school wellness programs, get to know the community a little more and help children develop a deeper appreciation for diverse backgrounds and cultures. Hold an active fundraiser with dance classes or activities form around the world or create a community cookbook showcasing the diversity that makes the community whole.
Relationship Sills: Fundraisers usually consist of an event which many different members of the community come together and work towards a common goal. Community events allow children to experience the power of teamwork and social interaction. Strong community relationships are important in creating a supportive environment for our children to thrive.
Coordinate fundraisers that are centered around holidays, events or seasons when staff, families and the community are already planning to spend money.
Instead of hosting many small fundraisers, have fewer fundraising events. Hosting too many fundraisers can result in the school community feeling like they always have to give and may lead to lower profits.
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