Kids are taught early on to share their things with their siblings, classmates and friends. Whether it’s a toy or food, it’s very important for both parents and teachers to teach them the value of sharing. And one of the best ways to let them learn more about developing this positive trait in a bigger way is to start a fundraising project involving them.
There’s a wealth of information available on the internet about this topic but if you can create your own theme and program, that would be a good start. Normally, a charity project involving food is very popular. You can think about different types of food to prepare but remember to keep your focus on small children. You can also incorporate some games and educational activities to get them more excited about joining the project.
So what food can you serve kids that will be a big hit among them? Cupcakes, hotdogs and cookies are perfect.
You can start this fundraising project by collaborating with some close friends. Your group can include parents of your kid’s classmates and some neighbors you get along with very well. It can be an all-women group or you may include the dads if you like.
Schedule a meeting first to come up with a plan. Decide on a date, time, and venue for holding the activity as well as your target participants, program, theme and more importantly, the food you’re going to sell and their prices. Then name your project so you can promote it properly in your neighborhood as well as online.
Make sure that you have an estimate of the number of participants so you can prepare enough food. Don’t forget to include the parents in the number.
Divide the time of your event to include an opening program to introduce your project, a few games and art activities then food selling and eating.
Assign to certain people specific tasks to avoid stressing out the others. Decide who will handle the decorations at the venue, the invites and promotional materials, the cooking or baking, the prizes for games and the cleaning at the end of the activity. Teamwork is crucial here for the success of the project.
Another great idea is to hold a World Food Party in time for the celebration of World Food Day. The United Nations (UN) commemorates this special day every October 16 of each year in connection with the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The UN actually welcomes organizations to take part in this celebration by holding their own activities.
You can propose this kind of activity to the school where your child is enrolled. The proceeds could then be donated to a charity group that supports feeding and nutrition programs for underprivileged children.
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