Schools, hospital schools, and education systems around Australia are working with MissingSchool to connect students with serious illness with their learning, teachers, and peers when they miss school.
To kickstart a campaign in your school, workplace or community, sign up as a fundraiser.
Below are some ideas to help you get started.
7 ways you can make an impact as a fundraiser
Give up your presents and host a birthday party, anniversary party or another special occasion that makes a difference to sick kids.
Host a pop-up concert featuring local performers/comedians at your workplace, school or community group.
Create a challenge like a 500 km bike ride, a 100 km walk and inspire your friends to join you to raise funds.
Join a community fun run or event and ask your friends and community to sponsor you.
Host a free dress day at your school and theme it to honour kids who are missing school.
Host an on or offline auction and invite businesses to donate prizes.
If you own a business, host a day where a percentage of your sales is donated to MissingSchool.
7 simple steps to setting up your fundraising campaign
Get your community on board. If you want to run a fundraiser through your school, workplace or community group, set up a meeting to discuss your idea and get them onboard. Contact us for support material to make your case for action.
Set up your fundraising page. Track your progress through “badges”, share a link on what you’re doing to raise funds and inspire others to join you and donate.
Invite your friends, and family through your social networks and pick up the phone to invite them to events you are hosting.
Do a press release about your fundraiser and send it to your local newspaper. You can find contact details for local papers on their websites. Don’t forget community, school and workplace newsletters and blogs.
Post regular campaign updates on your fundraising page and share these widely.
Acknowledge each and every donor and share your success when the campaign wraps up!