40 Cent Fridays
Each Friday leading up to the Famine, ask each student in your class/year level to bring in 40 cents to donate to the cause.
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.
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 – watch this video
for some inspiration.
A word about doorknocking...
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.
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 (subject to availability).
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 media resources - and download a media release template to let them know.
Use your networks
When you think about it, you know quite a few people. And those people know other people. With an online fundraising page it’s never been easier to reach hundreds of people via Facebook, Twitter or email. Use this checklist to make sure you’re asking as many people as possible.
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.