Tip #1: Make it Local
A great way to raise funds for your Kind-Athon is to focus your acts of charity on local organizations. This will help get your community involved and it offers you free advertising since most of the organizations will be happy to spread the word about your fundraiser!
- Have students donate old toys, clothes, and electronics to gift to a local homeless shelter or goodwill center. If you do plan on organizing donations here are some good guidelines for staying safe during COVID.
- Organize a virtual field trip to a community food bank where students can learn about everything that goes into providing meals for those in need. A representative from the food bank may be willing to do a video tour that you can share on FB live or through a private Zoom meeting.
- Invite local non-profits to enter their name into a raffle. At the end of your fundraising period, announce the winner and deliver the prize (could be $, goods, gift certificates, etc.)!
Tip #4: Keep Track of the Kindness
A great way to keep your students motivated throughout the donation period is to keep track of their progress. Use a virtual display, such as an online message board, school e-newsletter, or in your virtual school announcements, of how students have participated in your Kind-Athon.
Consider tracking individual acts of kindness, classroom progress, and the overall school donation goal. Hint: FundHub makes this SO easy!
Created with images by Siora Photography - "…be my valentine <3 ....." • Dan Meyers - "When this gets a million views, I'm going to print out the stats and give them to the owner of this home. Random DIY signs are one of my favorite things. Think about it...what sort of intense need are these people satisfying when they decide the only course of action is to make their own signs and put them on public display? What's the story here? Why did they decide to have these face the 7-11 gas station? In all seriousness, I'm sure someone working in a mental health or suicide prevention field can make use of this stock photo. " • Sandrachile . - "practice kindness" • 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝔂 𝓞𝓵𝓸𝓾𝓶𝓲 - "untitled image"