Fundraising in schools provides much needed funds which can contribute to classroom resources, books for the library, school camps, sporting equipment and other resources. While fundraising activities in public school undertaken by the P&C are not included in the scope the Healthy Food and Drink in Public Schools policy it is pleasing that many schools are adopting a whole school approach to healthy eating and seeking healthier alternatives.  Healthier fundraisers can:

  1. complement nutrition, health and physical activity messages taught in the classroom
  2. reinforce the work of canteens/food services
  3. form part of a supportive environment for children’s health
  4. provide personal satisfaction of being a positive role model
  5. support the HFD policy.

WASCA has developed a number of resources to assist you in healthy fundraising initiatives:

  • Advocating for healthy fundraising template. this template focuses on Easter egg raffles, but is easily edited to suit the situation or activity in your school, as well as the target audience
  • Fundraising kit: A comprehensive booklet with fundraising alternatives such as toothbrushes and printed tea towels

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