Color For a Cause Spirit Week Charity Fundraiser Idea

March 3, 2016 No Comments

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! 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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I’m Kayla Pins – Health and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher to high school students in rural Iowa. Welcome to my online home where I share lesson plans, activities, and inspiration with fellow teachers.


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