Once you’re signed up, you need to start getting the donations coming in so you can hit your target. Whether you’re doing the 40 Hour Famine by yourself, or through your school, workplace or church, there are so many ways for you to raise money for this great cause. Every dollar counts!
Here are some fundraising ideas to get you going:
First things first
Get your head around the issue of global hunger and what World Vision will do with the funds you raise. This will help you out a lot when it comes to brainstorming fundraising ideas and asking people for money
Stand up and be heard
Organise to speak about the 40 Hour Famine at your school assembly, workplace or church – you could show one of our videos
. Or you could contact us and request a speaker from World Vision.
Include details of the 40 Hour Famine in your school newsletter or website. Local or even statewide newspapers might be interested in hearing what you’re up to, so have a look at our 40 Hour Famine Resources section
for everything that you might need to get the word out, including media release templates and posters.
Use your networks
When you think about it, you know quite a few people. And those people know other people. Now that you have a Famine Profile, it’s never been easier to reach hundreds of people via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Out of uniform days
An oldie but a goodie: arrange with your school for you and your classmates to come in casual clothes for the day and bring a gold coin to donate to the 40 Hour Famine.
Make your own hand-made cards or buttons or bake some delicious food to sell to friends, family and people in your community. You could even incorporate global hunger themes into your creations.
Everyone loves movies. Ask your local cinema to put on a movie for free or for a discount. Sell the tickets to students, families and people in your area, with the money you raise going to the 40 Hour Famine.
40 Hour Famine badges
Making and wearing badges with information about the 40 Hour Famine on them will help you feel more confident asking for donations.
Organise a fundraising event for the 40 Hour Famine. Sausage sizzles, cupcake stalls, art exhibitions, concerts...the choices are endless.
Take over your town
Create a Famine Village in your neighbourhood. Rally local schools, community groups, businesses and councils to join in and support the 40 Hour Famine.
World Vision strongly advises against doorknocking or collecting money in public as a fundraising method, unless students are over 16 or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Only ask people you know for donations.