Category Archives: Fundraising

Color For a Cause Spirit Week Charity Fundraiser Idea

High school students raised money for charity organizations during winter spirit week with their "Color for a Cause" challenge.

I’m so fortunate to work in a two-person department, especially with my inspiring friend and co-worker Vivian. With her fun and energetic personality she makes a great cheerleading coach too.

This year she tried something new for spirit week with great success!ย Here she is:

As Cheer Coach of the Marion High School Winter Cheerleaders I recommended we try to do something different this year for our Winter Spirit Week. We asked students to dress in specific colors each day to support four specific causes that we selected. Along with dressing up in a different color each day we also had a little spirited competition between the classes which I entitled COLOR FOR A CAUSE. During their mentor time each day they could purchase links to their class chain for .25 cents a link or 4 links for a $1.00. Students could pick their favorite cause and show their school spirit while doing so. It ended up being a great competition between classes with the senior class winning with 454 links to their chain, freshman had 374 links, with juniors chain links being 345 and sophomores 297 links long. Our spirit week raised a total of $391.50. We will be sending the following checks :
Colon Cancer $100
Alzheimer Disease $100
Breast Cancer $120
Suicide Prevention $50
MHS Spirit Fund $21.50

What a great idea that I had to pass along. This would be a great for Family and Consumer Sciences with FCCLA chapters. Think of the wonderful initiatives you could bring attention to!

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Go Casual For Kids

Yesterday was Go Casual For Kids Day at my high school and many other businesses in the area.

I promise my jeans fit much better than they appear in this picture… It was hard to get a picture of my knees! ๐Ÿ™‚
Teachers paid $5 for the opportunity to wear jeans on a non-casual day.  Our school has a pretty lax dress code where we can wear jeans whenever we want, but there was no way I wasn’t supporting the Marion Foundation!  Our school has a wonderful foundation that allows teachers to apply for grants.
As I’m sure you know, I am campaigning for a kitchen update, new Kitchen Aid mixers, and some awesome cake decorating supplies. Hopefully my $5 investment will return the big bucks! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Non-Traditional Classroom Funding… A.K.A Embrace Your Retro-Groovy Classroom Kitchens!

Like most FCS classrooms in old schools, my room is in need want of an update. Please don’t take away my metal cabinets, (but a little paint would be nice) but some insulation, ventilation, and temperature regulation would be much appreciated!

I so love my job, my school, and my administration.  I try not to complain about trivial things like orange paint!

I have recently embraced the retro-grooviness of my kitchen with an Ebay sale. If your kitchens are also awesome, you may find some collectables you didn’t know you have.

This Jadite mug sold for $13.65,

 This Pyrex bowl for $15.75,

 And this set of stainless Imperial cutlery for $3.97.

I have some other items that I will re-list and hope for better luck next week!

I’m saving for some fun accessories for our cake decorating unit.  I get some talented students in here who would like to try sugar work, fondant, and gum paste.  I feel bad using department money to buy such indulgent things, so finding extra cash is awesome.

What kind of cash do you have hiding in your classroom cupboards?

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