Caritas has a range of ideas and materials to help primary and secondary schools raise funds.
Fundraising is an important part of educating for justice. It shows tangible concern and compassion towards those who live with injustice or hardship.
Fundraising can be embraced by a school community at short notice for emergencies, or have a longer-term focus to support sustainable development. Read our document Some principles for school fundraising.
Thank you to our Catholic schools that raised more than ever before, $223,000 in 2013. Of this, $126,000 was raised for the Philippines Typhoon in December 2013 and $80,500 for the Lent Appeal. Other donations have come through Caritas Gifts and Mufti Mania - a big THANK YOU to all our Catholic students, teachers and parents.
Please DO NOT organise collection and donation of goods following a disaster. Receiving goods that are not needed or inappropriate for the local context can hinder rather than help humanitarian operations. Aid organisations such as the Caritas network are geared up to provide emergency bulk supplies quickly. Wherever possible and viable, supplies are also sourced locally to support local businesses and rebuilding economies.
A cash donation to a recognised appeal is the best way to support disaster relief – to help agencies buy whatever is needed most. Visit the New Zealand NGO Disaster Relief Forum for more details.
Mufti Mania Days (primary schools)